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See also: ärise and arisé


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From Middle English arisen, from Old English ārīsan (to arise, get up; rise; spring from, originate; spring up, ascend), from Proto-Germanic *uzrīsaną (to rise up, arise), equivalent to a- +‎ rise. Cognate with Scots arise, aryse (to arise, rise up, come into existence), Middle Low German errīsen (to stand up, arise), Old High German irrīsan (to rise up, fall), Gothic 𐌿𐍂𐍂𐌴𐌹𐍃𐌰𐌽 (urreisan, to arise). Eclipsed Middle English sourden, sorden, borrowed from Old French sordre, sourdre (to arise, originate, fly up).


  • IPA(key): /əˈɹaɪz/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪz


arise (third-person singular simple present arises, present participle arising, simple past arose, past participle arisen)

  1. To come up from a lower to a higher position.
    to arise from a kneeling posture
  2. To come up from one's bed or place of repose; to get up.
    He arose early in the morning.
  3. To spring up; to come into action, being, or notice; to become operative, sensible, or visible; to begin to act a part; to present itself.
    A cloud arose and covered the sun.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), London: [] Robert Barker, [], →OCLC, Exodus 1:8:
      There arose up a new king [] which knew not Joseph.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book VII”, in Paradise Lost. [], London: [] [Samuel Simmons], [], →OCLC; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: [], London: Basil Montagu Pickering [], 1873, →OCLC:
      the doubts that in his heart arose
    • 1961, J. A. Philip, “Mimesis in the Sophistês of Plato,”, in Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association, volume 92, page 454:
      Because Plato allowed them to co-exist, the meaning and connotations of the one overlap those of the other, and ambiguities arise.


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arise (plural arises)

  1. (obsolete) Arising, rising.
    • c. 1587–1588, [Christopher Marlowe], Tamburlaine the Great. [] The First Part [], 2nd edition, part 1, London: [] [R. Robinson for] Richard Iones, [], published 1592, →OCLC; reprinted as Tamburlaine the Great (A Scolar Press Facsimile), Menston, Yorkshire, London: Scolar Press, 1973, →ISBN, Act III, scene i:
      And if before the Sunne haue meaſured heauen
      With triple circuit thou regreet vs not,
      We meane to take his mornings next ariſe.
      For meſſenger, he will not be reclaim’d,
      And meane to fetch thee in deſpight of him.







  1. inflection of ariser:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative