• IPA: /ˈeɪ.ə.ɹɪst/

aorist (plural aorists)

  1. (grammar, uncountable) A grammatical category of verbs that is often a perfective past: that is, it expresses perfective aspect (also known as aorist aspect) and past tense. The nearest equivalent in English is the simple past.
  2. (grammar, countable) This grammatical category in a particular language, for instance, Albanian and Ancient and Modern Greek.
  3. (grammar, countable) A particular verb in the aorist.
Translations Adjective

aorist (not comparable)

  1. (grammar) Of or pertaining to a verb in the aorist aspect.
    the aorist stem of a verb
  • French: aoriste
  • German: aoristisch
  • Portuguese: aorístico
  • Russian: ао́ристный

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