See also: via and vía

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Etymology edit

From Latin viā, ablative singular form of via (way, road).

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  1. (British spelling) Dated form of via.
    • 1886: Comte De Paris, The Battle of Gettysburg, page 248[1]:
      Stahel's calvary division moved from Warrington, viâ Gainesville, to Fairfax Court-house.
    • 1890 February 28, W. S. Wetmore, “RECOLLECTIONS OF LIFE IN CHINA IN THE FIFTIES.”, in North-China Herald and Supreme Court & Consular Gazette[2], volume XLIV, number 1178, Shanghai, →OCLC, page 256, column 1:
      In the spring of 1857, I, with several friends, left Hongkong for Shanghai, viâ Foochow, in the small coasting steamer Antelope.
    • 1907, Karl Baedeker, Paris and environs: with routes from London to Paris; handbook for travellers, page 32:
      To the right are the Lignes de Normandie (England viâ Dieppe or Le Havre).
    • 1912, Claudius Madrolle, Northern China, the Valley of the Blue River, Korea, 2nd edition, Hachette & company, page 386:
      The foundries produced, in 1909, 74,000 tons of pig-iron which were exported viâ Shang-hai to Japan and even to America.

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