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English[]

Etymology[]

From Middle English adieu also adew, adewe, adue, from Old French adieu (to God), a shortening of a Dieu vous comant (I commend you to God), from Latin ad (to) + deus (God)

Pronunciation[]

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Usage notes[]

Although this pronunciation is usually used in American English, it is not the correct pronunciation in French.

Interjection[]

Adieu

  1. Said to wish a fond farewell; good-bye.

Synonyms[]

  • addio, adios, aloha, arrivederci, auf Wiedersehen, au revoir, bye, bye-bye, cheerio, cheers, ciao, farewell, good-by, good-bye, goodbye, good day, sayonara, shalom, so long

Translations[]

Noun[]

Singular
Adieu

Plural
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  1. A farewell, a goodbye; especially a fond farewell, or a lasting or permanent farewell.

Translations[]

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French[]

Etymology[]

Old French a Dieu vos comant (I commend you to God)

Pronunciation[]

Interjection[]

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  1. farewell, adieu

Noun[]

Adieu m. (plural adieux)

  1. farewell

See also[]

  • à-Dieu-va, à-Dieu-vat

Occitan[]

Interjection[]

Adieu

  1. hello
  2. goodbye

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