Way

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See also: way, wɑy, 'way, and -way

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From specific instances of way. In Christian contexts, a semantic loan from Ancient Greek ὁδός (hodós) used with that meaning in the Acts of the Apostles (for example, Acts 9:2). In Chinese contexts, a semantic loan from Chinese (Dào).

Proper noun[edit]

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 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Way

  1. A surname​.
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