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1. To come up from a lower to a higher position; to come above the horizon; to come up from one's bed or place of repose; to mount; to ascend; to rise; as, to arise from a kneeling posture; a cloud arose; the sun ariseth; he arose early in the morning.

2. 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; as, the waves of the sea arose; a persecution arose; the wrath of the king shall arise. There arose up a new king . . . Which knew not joseph. (ex. I. 8) The doubts that in his heart arose. (Milton)

3. To proceed; to issue; to spring. Whence haply mention may arise Of something not unseasonable to ask. (Milton)

Origin: as. Arisan; a (equiv. To goth. Us-, ur-, g. Er-, orig. Meaning out) _ risan to rise; cf. Goth. Urreisan to arise. See rise.