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abbr. (context geography English) Virginia, a state of the United States of America. init. 1 (context US government English) Veterans Administration, the government department of Veterans Affairs 2 (context management English) Value Analysis 3 (context music English) various artists. 4 Voice Artist, Voice Actor or Voice Actress. 5 volt-ampere


abbr. Abbreviation for Virginia.


is a former town in Scania, now a village in the municipality of Kristianstad in Sweden, ca 5 km south west of the town of Kristianstad.

The name stems from the old Danish word , meaning "cult place or holy ground".

Around 1170, the Danish archbishop Eskil founded a Premonstratensian convent on the site. In 1213, the convent was burnt down and the monks moved to the convent in Bäckaskog. The church was rebuilt, and is standing today still. Another convent was built in the late 14th century, serving as a monasterical society.

The first written mentioning of Vä as a town is from the 1250s, but already in the early 13th century, the place is mentioned in the Danish Census Book, by King Valdemar. The town was burnt many times. Most notable are the burnings by Karl Knutsson in 1452, Svante Sture in 1509, in 1569 by the Swedish duke Charles (later king Charles IX.

The most sad and infamous burning of Væ, as well as the last, was done by the Swedish King Gustaf II Adolf in 1612. Væ (as of then) was the largest settlement within 24 Danish parishes which the young Swedish king burned down more or less for his own pleasure and without meeting any resistance whatsoever. For this, there exists an exceptional good source. The king boasted of his crimes against civilian Danes in a letter to a cousin which is stored at the Swedish National Archive.

The destroyed town was two years later replaced by Christiansted by the Danish king Christian IV, which was built in 1614 on the island of Allø, today's Kristianstad. The destroyed Væ lost its privileges as a town and became a substitute for the farmers from nearby villages of Næsby and Nosaby, who had in their turn had to give up land to build Kristianstad, along with the former town of Åhus.

Today, there are some remains of the former church buildings; in addition to the church, there is also an old wall with pillars and a brick cairn that was the old church of Saint Gertrude and remains of old streets.

Va (film)

Va (; Tamil numeral for 1/4; working title: Va Quarter Cutting) is a 2010 Indian Tamil-language neo noir comedy film written and directed by Pushkar-Gayathri. It stars Shiva, SPB Charan and Lekha Washington in the lead roles, with Kalyan, John Vijay and Abhinayashree playing supporting roles. The film's story takes place in one night, in which a man, with the help of his would-be brother-in-law, hunts for a last liquor before leaving to Saudi Arabia. The plot is similar to the 2004 Hollywood movie Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.

The film, produced by Sashikanth Sivaji's Y NOT Studios and distributed by Dhayanidhi Alagiri's Cloud Nine Movies, features film score composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar and cinematography by Nirav Shah. The shooting of the film commenced in early 2010 and was held at various locations in Chennai. The film was released on 5 November 2010 during Diwali to mixed reviews.

Usage examples of "va".

Caro herba -- carni vae -- Solum purgat, Christi sanguis, Miserere Domine!

First, with each additional agent of the Conclave who gets near Leso Varen, the risk to us is multiplied.

Tal set off down the stairway, thinking that whatever might have been said, Leso Varen had reservations which were expressed in his eyes, if not his words.

One servant had been overheard to complain that if Leso Varen wanted another corpse dragged out of his quarters in the dead of night, he could bloody well do it himself, and another once remarked that whatever the black stains were on the walls of one of the rooms up there, they were nearly impossible to scrub off.

This Leso Varen was a necromancer, a master of the magic of death, and he had undertaken some great spell recently.

He spent a short paragraph speculating on what influence Varen had over Kaspar.

Kaspar has been becoming increasingly dependent upon him, spending more and more time in that abattoir Varen calls home.

But they have crossed paths before and Varen opposes everything Pug and the Conclave stand for.

Pug had warned Tal that Leso Varen would detect any spell used within miles of the citadel.

Even if Kaspar was taken, Varen was the true target and he must not escape.

Pug and the others, and there Tal would have to destroy them before Varen killed him, else all would fail.

Seeing that the huge fighter was somehow resisting his magic, Varen sighed as if he was out of patience.

But Tal noticed that each time Varen did this the pain he was experiencing lessened slightly.

He took two steps towards the mage, and Varen fell to his knees, his face turning red and the veins on his head starting to stand out.

Then he knelt, pulled Varen upright, moved behind him, and put his arms on either side of his head.