ciao

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian ciao (hello, goodbye), from Venetian ciao (hello, goodbye, your (humble) servant), from Venetian s-ciao / s-ciavo (servant, slave), from Medieval Latin sclavus (Slav, slave), related also to Italian schiavo, English Slav, slave and Old Venetian S-ciavón ("Slav"), from Latin Sclavonia (Slavonia).

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ciao

  1. hello, hi (especially US), howdy (US).
  2. bye, goodbye.

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In UK and in US usage, ciao is considered pretentious by some.

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian ciao (hello, goodbye), from Venetian ciao (hullo, goodbye; your (humble) servant), from Venetian s-ciao (servant, slave) or s-ciavo (servant, slave), from Medieval Latin sclavus (Slav, slave), related also to Italian schiavo, English Slav, slave and old Venetian S-ciavón ("Slav"), from Latin Sclavonia (Slavonia).

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ciao

  1. ciao

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian schiavo ((your obedient) servant) from Medieval Latin sclavus (slave); in the Venetian dialect originally pronounced /stʃaʊ/. Development and use is similar to the Central European greeting of servus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈtʃaː.o], /ˈtʃao/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: cià‧o

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ciao!

  1. Hello!
  2. Goodbye!

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