arsis

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See also: Arsis and ársis

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek ἄρσις (ársis, lifting), from αἴρω (aírō, I lift).

Noun[edit]

arsis (plural arses)

  1. (music) The stronger part of a musical measure: the part containing the beat.
  2. (poetry) The stronger part of a metrical foot: the part containing the long (heavy) syllable in quantitative meter, or the stressed syllable in a qualitative meter.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Hermann to this entry?)
  3. (music) The elevation of the hand, or that part of the bar at which it is raised, in beating time; the weak or unaccented part of the bar, opposed to the thesis.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Moore to this entry?)
  4. The elevation of the voice to a higher pitch in speaking.

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Noun[edit]

arsis m (plural arsis)

  1. arsis

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

ārsīs

  1. dative masculine plural of ārsus
  2. dative feminine plural of ārsus
  3. dative neuter plural of ārsus
  4. ablative masculine plural of ārsus
  5. ablative neuter plural of ārsus
  6. ablative feminine plural of ārsus

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