- (grammar) A verb in the aorist past, that is, in the past tense and the aorist aspect (the event described by the verb viewed as a completed whole). Also called the perfective past. The nearest equivalent in English is the simple past. The term aorist is used particularly often for verbs in Ancient and Modern Greek.
- (grammar) Of or pertaining to a verb in the aorist aspect.
Etymology: From Ancient Greek (term, sc=polytonic, á, tr=aoristos, , not done, not completed, lang=grc).
- the stem of a verb
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