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TENSE. A term used in, grammar to denote the distinction of time.
     2. The acts of a court of justice ought to be in the present tense; as, "praeceptum est," not "preaceptum fuit;" but the acts of, the party may be in the preterperfect tense, as "venit, et protulit hic in curia quandum querelam suam;" and the continuances are in the preterperfect tense; as, "venerunt," not "veniunt." 1 Mod. 81.
     3. The contract of marriage should be made in language in the present tense. 6 Binn. Rep. 405. Vide 1 Saund. 393, n. 1.

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In this example, a conjugated form of the verbal root [square root of (term)]'bd occurs with plyrwpwrys', which derives from the Greek aorist active infinitive [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (LSJ 1419).
Nunez-Pertejo 2003:145; Huddleston & Pullum 2006:201), which is also apparent from examples where an aorist participle is co-ordinated with a true adjective (see e.
Section 4 explains how the epistemic distance account fits in with other related forms in Croatian (notably the Present Tense, the Aorist and the n-participle), and how it fits with cross-Slavic evidence.
162, paralleling the equally unaugmented aorist form dahan, which is likely in the Pylos tablet.
38) For the general use of the aorist to denote a completed action without reference to the time required to complete it, see Smyth 1956: 436, #1923; the more particular 'ingressive' and 'resultative' possibilities are at 430: #1924 and #1926 respectively.
Ipfv (msg) Pfv (msg) Fut (1SG) L-form, -aan tilaanu tililu tilum T-form, -aand whaandu whaatu whaam Stem change Ihayaanu laadu lhaayum Imp (SG) Converb L-form, -aan til tili T-form, -aand wha whai Stem change Ihay Ihayi Table 32: TM A categories in SP, Sw and Klk (Ext = Tense extension) Core Ext SP Sw Klk Ipfv Pst - thaan-aloo cunuun-s PfV Prs muru hinu thiloo-noo - Pst samoolu de thil-aaloo cuni-s Aorist Prs - khom-noo ?
It should be read as imperfective; had he meant to specify otherwise, Strabo would have chosen the aorist participle [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.
Literally Jesus entered the house in order "to stay" (meinai; aorist tense of the verb, therefore prolonged action), the probability of going up to Jerusalem on the same day being remote.
Des weiteren lasst sich Popovs Behauptung, Perfekt und Aorist wurden in den walachobulgarischen Urkunden nach beobachteten und nicht beobachteten Handlungen getrennt, die er in den Rang einer Tatsache erhebt, nicht beweisen.
The clause "[t]hat ceased not," which on the surface involves a simple temporal progression beyond the initial plea and the aorist possibilities of the verbs "begged" and "ceased," functions ultimately as an infinitive clause.
Incidentally, the Indo-European languages also had, originally, "aspect tenses" as is still obvious in the aorist of classical Greek.