longa

longa

[long-guh, lawng-]
noun Music.
the second longest note in medieval mensural notation.
Also, long.


Origin:
1640–50; < Latin, feminine of longus long

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ars longa, vita brevis

[ahrs lohng-gah wee-tah bre-wis; English ahrz lawng-guh vahy-tuh bree-vis, brev-is, vee-tuh, ahrs]
Latin.
art is long, life is short.
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