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Meaning of ars longa, vita brevis*

ars lon•ga vi•ta bre•vis

Pronunciation: (ärs lōng'gä wē'tä bre'wis Eng. ärz lông'g&schwa vī't&schwa brē'vis, brev'is, vē't&schwa, ärs), [key]
— Latin. Latin.
  1. art is long, life is short.
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