noun, plural ar·ses [ahr-seez] /ˈɑr siz/.
Origin of arsis
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Historical Examples of arsis
Of the whole number, nine begin on the full bar, eleven on the arsis.The Central Eskimo
They exhibited a more or less regular alternation of arsis and thesis.English Verse
Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.
Examples of resolution of the first arsis are very numerous, cninga wldor El.
All of these unaccented syllables are reckoned together as one thesis, as against the accented syllable or arsis.
A strengthened thesis occurs only after the second arsis; this sub-type might therefore be designated A3b.