(third-person singular simple present arises, present participle arising, simple past arose, past participle arisen)
- To come up from a lower to a higher position.
- to arise from a kneeling posture
- A cloud arose and covered the sun.
- To come up from one's bed or place of repose; to get up.
- He arose early in the morning.
- 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.
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 [script?] (urreisan, “to arise”). [script?]