Via Lactea


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(Astron.) the Milky Way, or Galaxy. See Galaxy, 1.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Entre el cacharro domestico y la Via Lactea toma su titulo de una frase de Fina Garcia Marruz que gira en torno a su concepcion poetica.
The Romans called the Milky Way the via lactea or "milky road." It's a road on which I frequently I find myself wandering.
The term "Milky Way" is a translation of the Latin via lactea, from the Greek [eth][eth][eth][c][eth][eth]"[eth][macron][eth]Ie [eth][bar]Ii[eth][bar][eth][c][eth]AIe (galaxE[degrees]as kE'klos, "milky circle").
The astronomical feature via lactea is better known as what?