adieu


adieu

< /əˈduz, əˈdyuz; French aˈdyœ/.

  1. the act of leaving or departing; farewell.

sentence substitute, noun plural adieus or adieux (əˈdjuːz, French adjø)

  1. goodbye; farewell

late 14c., adewe, from French adieu, from phrase a dieu (vous) commant “I commend (you) to God,” from a “to” (see ad) + dieu “God,” from Latin deum, accusative of deus “god,” from PIE *deiwos (see Zeus). Originally said to the party left; farewell was to the party setting forth.

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