arouse etymology

English word arouse comes from English a-, English rouse

Detailed word origin of arouse

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
a- English (eng) (no longer productive) Away from. [First attested from around 1150 to 1350.] (no longer productive) forming words with the sense of wholly, or utterly out[First attested from around 1150 to 1350.] (no longer productive) Of, from. [First attested prior to 1150.] Not, without, opposite of. (no longer productive) Towards; Used to indicate direction, reduction to, increase to, change into, or [...]
rouse English (eng) A carousal; a festival; a drinking frolic.. An official ceremony over drinks.. Wine or other liquor considered an inducement to mirth or drunkenness; a full glass; a bumper. (military, British, and, Canada) The sounding of a bugle in the morning after reveille, to signal that soldiers are to rise from bed, often the rouse.. An arousal. (nautical) To pull by main strength; to haul.. [...]
arouse English (eng) To sexually stimulate.. To stimulate feelings.. To wake from sleep or stupor.

Words with the same origin as arouse

Descendants of a-
abe ace adrift afar afloat ahold amelia ashore aside asleep
Descendants of rouse