ars longa, vita brevis

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A Latin translation of a phrase from Hippocrates' Aphorisms, section 1, number 1: “ βίος βραχύς δὲ τέχνη μακρή (Ho bíos brakhús hē dè tékhnē makrḗ)” (Ancient Greek).

Phrase[edit]

ars longa, vīta brevis

  1. life is short, art endures