Origin of vita
- blameless in life; innocent.
- Also called vita, vitae. a brief biographical résumé of one's career and training, as prepared by a person applying for a job.
- (italics) Latin. the course of one's life or career.
Origin of curriculum vitae
Examples from the Web for vitae
While the other vitae give Egypt as the place of his banishment, vita iv.The Student's Companion to Latin Authors
The story is a very old one, first found in the Vitae Patrum, X, cap.Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535
Eileen Edna Power
Florentissimos vitae annos colligendo et laborando eidem impendit.Memoirs of My Life and Writings
This study left its mark on mediaeval sermons and Vitae Sanctorum.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II)
Henry Osborn Taylor
See the contemporary life by Vitorelli, continuator of Ciaconius, Vitae et res gestae summorum pontiff.
- US and Canadian a less common term for curriculum vitae
- an outline of a person's educational and professional history, usually prepared for job applicationsAbbreviation: CV
Word Origin and History for vitae
"brief account of one's life and work," 1902, from Latin curriculum vitae, literally "course of one's life" (see curriculum). Abbreviated c.v..
plural vitae, Latin, literally "life" (see vital).