arsis

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

arsis (plural arses)

  1. The stronger part of a musical measure or a metrical foot.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Hermann to this entry?)
  2. (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?)

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NounEdit

arsis m (plural arsis)

  1. arsis
Last modified on 6 April 2014, at 19:08