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longa

[long-guh, lawng-] /ˈlɒŋ gə, ˈlɔŋ-/
noun, Music.
1.
the second longest note in medieval mensural notation.
Also, long.
Origin of longa
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin, feminine of longus long1

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.
1.
art is long, life is short.
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