adieu

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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 Medieval Latin ad Deum (to God). Doublet of adios.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Particularly: "US English, both with and without diphthong"

Interjection[edit]

adieu

  1. Said to wish a final farewell; goodbye.

Usage notes[edit]

Although the above pronunciations are usually used in American and RP English, neither is the standard pronunciation in French.

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Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

adieu (plural adieux or adieus)

  1. A farewell, a goodbye; especially a fond farewell, or a lasting or permanent farewell.
    We bid our final adieus to our family, then boarded the ship, bound for America.

Usage notes[edit]

Particularly used in phrase bid adieu.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch adiu, from Middle French [Term?], from Old French [Term?]. Later reinfluenced by French adieu (to God).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aːˈdjøː/, (less common) /aː.diˈøː/
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  • Hyphenation: adieu
  • Rhymes: -øː

Interjection[edit]

adieu

  1. farewell, adieu

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of Old French a Dieu vos comant, from Medieval Latin ad Deum. Compare Aragonese adiós, Asturian adiós, Catalan adéu, Dutch atjüs, English adieu, Extremaduran adiós, 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]

adieu

  1. farewell, adieu
    Adieu, monsieur le professeur. On ne vous oubliera jamais.
    Farewell, Mr. Teacher. We will never forget you.
  2. (Canada, Louisiana) goodbye, see you soon
  3. (Southern France) hello
  4. (Switzerland) hello, goodbye

Descendants[edit]

  • Danish: adjø
  • Norwegian Bokmål: adjø
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: adjø

Noun[edit]

adieu m (plural adieux)

  1. farewell

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Occitan[edit]

Interjection[edit]

adieu

  1. hello
  2. goodbye