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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: 'by way of', from via 'way'

via

preposition
     
vi‧a W2
1TT travelling through a place on the way to another place:
We flew to Athens via Paris.
2 using a particular person, machine etc to send something:
I sent a message to Kitty via her sister.
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