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vita

[vahy-tuh, vee-; Latin wee-tah]
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noun, plural vi·tae [vahy-tee, vee-tahy; Latin wee-tahy] /ˈvaɪ ti, ˈvi taɪ; Latin ˈwi taɪ/.
  1. curriculum vitae(def 1).
Also vi·tae [vahy-tee, vee-tahy] /ˈvaɪ ti, ˈvi taɪ/.

Origin of vita

1920–25; < Latin: life

Vita

[vee-tuh]
noun
  1. a female given name, form of Davida.

Sackville-West

[sak-vil-west]
noun
  1. Dame Victoria MaryVita, 1892–1962, English poet and novelist (wife of Harold Nicolson).

ars longa, vita brevis

[ahrs lohng-gah wee-tah bre-wis; English ahrz lawng-guh vahy-tuh bree-vis, brev-is, vee-tuh, ahrs]
Latin.
  1. art is long, life is short.

durante vita

[doo-rahn-te wee-tah; English doo-ran-tee vahy-tuh, vee-tuh, dyoo-]
adverb Latin.
  1. during life.
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British Dictionary definitions for vita

vita

noun plural vitae (ˈviːtaɪ, ˈvaɪtiː)
  1. US and Canadian a less common term for curriculum vitae

Word Origin

from Latin: life

Sackville-West

noun
  1. Victoria (Mary), known as Vita . 1892–1962, British writer and gardener, whose works include the novel The Edwardians (1930) and the poem The Land (1931). She is also noted for the gardens at Sissinghurst Castle, Kent. Married to Harold Nicolson
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Word Origin and History for vita

n.

plural vitae, Latin, literally "life" (see vital).

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