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  1. (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.
  1. (grammar) Of or pertaining to a verb in the aorist aspect.
the stem of a verb
    Etymology: From Ancient Greek (term, sc=polytonic, á, tr=aoristos, , not done, not completed, lang=grc).

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