vita

[ vahy-tuh, vee-; Latin wee-tah ]
/ ˈvaɪ tə, ˈvi-; Latin ˈwi tɑ /

noun, plural vi·tae [vahy-tee, vee-tahy; Latin wee-tahy] /ˈvaɪ ti, ˈvi taɪ; Latin ˈwi taɪ/.

Also vi·tae [vahy-tee, vee-tahy] /ˈvaɪ ti, ˈvi taɪ/.

Origin of vita

1920–25; < Latin: life

Definition for vita (2 of 5)

Vita

[ vee-tuh ]
/ ˈvi tə /

noun

a female given name, form of Davida.

Definition for vita (3 of 5)

Sackville-West

[ sak-vil-west ]
/ ˈsæk vɪlˈwɛst /

noun

Dame Victoria MaryVita, 1892–1962, English poet and novelist (wife of Harold Nicolson).

Definition for vita (4 of 5)

ars longa, vita brevis

[ ahrs lohng-gah wee-tah bre-wis; English ahrz lawng-guh vahy-tuh bree-vis, brev-is, vee-tuh, ahrs ]
/ ɑrs ˈloʊŋ gɑ ˈwi tɑ ˈbrɛ wɪs; English ɑrz ˈlɔŋ gə ˈvaɪ tə ˈbri vɪs, ˈbrɛv ɪs, ˈvi tə, ɑrs /

Latin.

art is long, life is short.

Definition for vita (5 of 5)

durante vita

[ doo-rahn-te wee-tah; English doo-ran-tee vahy-tuh, vee-tuh, dyoo- ]
/ duˈrɑn tɛ ˈwi tɑ; English dʊˈræn ti ˈvaɪ tə, ˈvi tə, dyʊ- /

adverb Latin.

during life.
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British Dictionary definitions for vita (1 of 2)

vita

/ (ˈviːtə, ˈvaɪ-) /

noun plural vitae (ˈviːtaɪ, ˈvaɪtiː)

US and Canadian a less common term for curriculum vitae

Word Origin for vita

from Latin: life

British Dictionary definitions for vita (2 of 2)

Sackville-West

/ (ˌsækvɪl ˈwɛst) /

noun

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

vita


n.

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

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