aorist

Aorist is a Greek tense that generally implies past time and external aspect.  Aorists are further distinguished into first aorists (BBG chapter 23) and second aorists.

Aorist verbs always take an augment.

 Tense Tense Formative Augment
 Present no no
 Imperfect  no yes
 First Aorist  yes  yes
 Second Aorist  no  yes
 Future  yes  no
 Perfect yes no

Be sure to also study the aorist passive.

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