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See also: way, wɑy, 'way, and -way

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Etymology 1Edit

From specific instances of way. In Christian contexts, a calque of the Ancient Greek terminology of the New Testament (for example in Acts 9:2). In Chinese contexts, a calque of Chinese (Dào).

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Way

  1. (Christianity, with the definite article) Christianity.
    • 1946, The Bible, Revised Standard Version, Acts 9:1–2
      But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.
  2. (Chinese philosophy, with the definite article) Synonym of Tao: the way of nature and/or the ideal way in which to live one's life.
  3. (Sussex, with the definite article) Clipping of South Downs Way.
    We're walking along the Way now.

Etymology 2Edit

Proper nounEdit

Way

  1. A surname​.
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