Ars – a developed cultural activity rooted in perception, imagination, intuition, workmanship, and knowledge.
ars, artis (latin)
I. Skill in joining something, combining, working it, with the advancement of culture carried entirely beyond the sphere of the common pursuits of life, into that of artistic and scientific action.
II. Skill applied in mental cultivation to morals, designating character, manner of thinking, so far as it is recognized by external actions.
[adapted from: A Latin Dictionary. Founded on Andrews’ edition of Freund’s Latin dictionary. revised, enlarged, and in great part rewritten by. Charlton T. Lewis, Ph.D. and Charles Short, LL.D. Oxford. Clarendon Press. 1879.]