あばよ

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of phrase さらば ‎(saraba yo, farewell, goodbye).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

あばよ ‎(romaji abayo)

  1. a casual parting expression: tata, cheerio, so long

Usage notes[edit]

The term abayo may come across as somewhat archaic or stilted.

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan