Sal (feanix) wrote in linguaphiles,
Sal
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Avast..

 
I've been watching this community for a while and have finally decided to join and post. Well, I've decided to post because I need to know something, but I like the community just the same.

Anyway, I'm needing some help with a Latin phrase, which I believe it "Ars longa, vita brevis".

Now, I know that's not the full quote, but that's the part I need to know about. I believe that it translates to "Art is long, but artists die and are forgotten", but I've always taken "vita brevis" to mean "life is short".

I'm hoping someone can tell me whether or not that's correct, and if it isn't is there a better way to say "life is short" in Latin?


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