vita-, vito-, vit- +

(Latin: life, living, pertaining to life, essential to life)

Ut te cognoscant et vitam habeant.
So that they may know you and have life.

Motto of the Sacred Heart School of Theology, Hales Corners, Wisconsin, USA.

Via veritas et vita.
The way, the truth, and the life.

Motto of Felician College, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

vis vitae; vis vitalis
Life force.
vita (s), vitae (pl)
1. A brief account of someone's life.
2. A brief summary of a person's career and accomplishments.
Vita brevis, longa ars.
Life is short, art is long.

It is also often quoted as Ars longa, vita brevis.

Vita hominis sine literis mors est.
The life of man without letters [learning] is death.

Motto of Derby School, U.K.

Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est.
Life is not [just] to live, but life is to be strong, vigorous.

Life is more than merely staying alive.

Vita sine litteris mors est.
Life without learning [education] is death.
Vitaceae, vitaceae
1. A family of dicotyledonous plants in the order Rhamnales (two seed lobes); mostly tendril-bearing climbers with compound or lobed leaves, as in grapes.
2. A taxonomic family within the order Vitales — many vines, including grape and Virginia creeper.
vitadynamic
1. Living a life full of energy, enthusiasm, and a sense of purpose in which one is able both to get things going and to get things done.
2. A life characterized by vigorous activity and producing or undergoing change and development.

To live is to change, and to be perfect is to change often.

—John Henry Newman
vitaglass, vita glass
1. Window glass containing quartz for transmitting the ultraviolet rays of sunlight.
2. A specially prepared glass that is transparent to ultraviolet rays of the spectrum.
vitagonist
A vitamin antagonist; a substance that produces deficiency of a given vitamin.
vitagraph
1. A machine, combining magic lantern and kinetoscope features, for projecting on a screen a series of pictures, which were moved rapidly (25 to 50 a second) and intermittently before an objective lens, and producing the illusion of continuous motion.
2. A moving-picture machine; also, any of several other machines or devices producing moving pictorial effects.

Other common names for the cinematograph are animatograph, biograph, bioscope, electrograph, electroscope, kinematograph, kinetoscope, veriscope, vitagraph, vitascope, zoologyroscope, zoopraxiscope, etc.

vital
1. Relating to, or characteristic of life; such as, a vital process.
2. Essential to life; necessary to maintain life; such as, breathing, eating, and drinking are just a few of the things which are vital functions of life.
vital statistics
1. Quantitative data relating to certain aspects and conditions of human life; especially, in relation to large population groups.
2. A record of births, marriages, and deaths.
4. With reference to a woman; measurements around the bosom, the waist, and the hips.

Related life, live-word units: anima-; bio-; -cole; viva-.