aorist[ā′ə rist, er′ist]
Origin: Gr aoristos, indefinite < a-, not + horistos, definable < horizein, to define < horos, a limit: see horizon
- aoristic adjective
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- A form of a verb in some languages, such as Classical Greek, that expresses action without indicating its completion or continuation.
- A form of a verb in some languages, such as Classical Greek or Sanskrit, that in the indicative mood expresses past action.
Origin: From Greek aoristos, indefinite, aorist tense : a-, not; see a-1 + horistos, definable (from horizein, to define; see horizon).