Ancient Greek ἄρσις (ársis, “lifting”), from αἴρω (aírō, “I lift”).
arsis (plural arses)
- The stronger part of a musical measure or a metrical foot.
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- (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.
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