[vahy-tuh, vee-; Latin wee-tah]
Also vi·tae [vahy-tee, vee-tahy] /ˈvaɪ ti, ˈvi taɪ/.
Origin of vita
1920–25; < Latin: life
- a female given name, form of Davida.
- 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]
- art is long, life is short.
[doo-rahn-te wee-tah; English doo-ran-tee vahy-tuh, vee-tuh, dyoo-]
- during life.
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Examples from the Web for vita
Vita activists have demanded that police investigate how the sea creatures appeared in Moscow and why.Activists: Moscow Sea Park Is ‘Torturing’ Its Orca Whales
October 27, 2014
Unfortunately, online play has been locked for the new system, though it remains free for both the PS3 and Vita.Which Video Game System Is King?
November 26, 2013
I feel TV play of vita games alone is worth the price of entry.
Those that have been daydreaming of a way to be able to play Vita games on their TV will be pleased….
Upon its completion Woolf had gifted it to its inspiration, Vita.Touching Sylvia Plath’s Hair
February 11, 2013
It is the one thing that has in it the elements of life, of a new life, Vita Nuova for me.De Profundis
Moleto's prefatory letter to Vita dell' Ammiraglio, April 25, 1571.
In Vita dell' Ammiraglio the two letters are mixed together.
But according to the text as given in Vita dell' Ammiraglio, cap.
Of the youthful work, the Vita Nuova, we have already spoken.Dante: His Times and His Work
Arthur John Butler
- US and Canadian a less common term for curriculum vitae
from Latin: life
- 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
plural vitae, Latin, literally "life" (see vital).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper