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2nd (Strong) Aorist Tense, Active Voice, Indicative Mood Verbs - Ancient Greek elearning

Ancient Greek 2nd (strong) aorist active indicative verbs describe simple completed past actions (as opposed to progressive past actions). They are virtually identical in appearance to verbs in the imperfect tense: both have epsilon augments (or in some cases, eta or omega augments), and both use the same verb endings (-ον, -ες, -ε(ν), -ομεν, -ετε, -ον).

However, there are a few distinctions between the two, the first being that while imperfect active indicative verbs use present-tense verb stems, 2nd aorist active indicative verbs use aorist-stems (which differ, sometimes greatly, from their present-tense counterparts). The second dissimilarity is that the aorist-stems used in the 2nd aorist are "standard", and never form α-, ε-, or ο- contract endings.

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