adéu

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See also: a'deu

Catalan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • adeu (2016 spelling reform)

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin ad Deum (to God). Compare Aragonese adiós, Asturian adiós, Dutch atjüs, English adieu, Extremaduran adiós, French adieu, German tschüss, Greek αντίο (antío), Galician adeus, Italian addio, Maltese addiju, Mirandese adius, Occitan adieu, Portuguese adeus, Romanian adio, Serbo-Croatian ади̏о/adȉo, Slovene adȋjo, Spanish adiós.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

adéu

  1. (literally) (go) to God
  2. goodbye

Noun[edit]

adéu m (plural adéus)

  1. An utterance of goodbye.

Usage notes[edit]

The spelling adéu was deprecated in the 2016 spelling reform. The old spelling can still be used for metalinguistic transcriptions, or when the intended meaning is not clear from the context. See Appendix:Catalan orthography.