1223. dia (dee-ah')

a primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional)

after, always, among, at, to avoid, because of (that), briefly, by, for (cause)... fore, from, in, by occasion of, of, by reason of, for sake, that, thereby, therefore, X though, through(-out), to, wherefore, with (-in). In composition it retains the same general importance.