via : Idioms & Phrases

Via Lactea

  • L. (Anat.), the Milky Way, or Galaxy. See Galaxy, 1.
Webster 1913

Via media

  • noun a middle way between two extremes
  • L. (Theol.), the middle way; a name applied to their own position by the Anglican high-churchmen, as being between the Roman Catholic Church and what they term extreme Protestantism.
Webster 1913