אָרִיס m.n. PBH land tenant (who tills the owner’s soil for a share in the produce), lessee. [cp. עָרִיס ᴵᴵ. From Aram. אָרִיסָא, which is a loan word from Akka. irrishū (= tiller of the soil, land tenant), from erēshu (= to till the soil). Arab. irrīs is an Aram. loan word.] Derivative: אֲרִיסוּת.