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Subject: Re: everything thatís already in the world when youíre born is just normal ( 6 of 14 )
Posted by ann

For the non-believer:
aorist \A"o*rist\ ([=a]"[-o]*r[i^]st), n. [Gr. 'ao`ristos indefinite; 'a priv. + "ori`zein to
define, ? boundary, limit.] (Gram.) A tense in the Greek language, which expresses an action
as completed in past time, but leaves it, in other respects, wholly indeterminate.

For the confused:
Webster's refers to "learnt" in a side note: "chiefly British past and past participle of LEARN"

To see the amazing change of our language in action--here is a stirring passage from the 1913 version of Webster's:

imp. & p. p. Learned (?), or Learnt (); p. pr. & vb. n. Learning.

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