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.

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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. /əˈdjɜː/ is used to approximate the French, while /əˈdju(ː)/ is a spelling pronunciation.

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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.

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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

adieu

  1. second-person plural present indicative form of adir

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/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: adieu
  • Rhymes: -øː

Interjection[edit]

adieu

  1. farewell, adieu

Descendants[edit]

  • Negerhollands: adjo, adjoe
    • Virgin Islands Creole: adio

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of Old French a Dieu vos comant, from Medieval Latin ad Deum, equivalent to à dieu vous commant (I commend (entrust) you to God). Compare Aragonese, Asturian, Extremaduran, and Spanish adiós; Catalan adéu; Dutch adjuus; English and Occitan adieu; German tschüss; Greek αντίο (antío); Galician and Portuguese adeus; Italian addio; Maltese addiju; Mirandese adius; Romanian adio; Serbo-Croatian ади̏о, adȉo; Slovene adȋjo.

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Interjection[edit]

adieu

  1. farewell, adieu
    Synonym: au revoir
    Near-synonym: à plus tard
    Antonym: bonjour
    dire adieu à quelqu'un ou à quelque chose
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    se dire adieu(please add an English translation of this usage example)
    adieu à jamais / adieu pour toujours / adieu pour jamais / adieu à tout jamais
    all equivalent to "goodbye forever"
    Tu peux dire adieu à tout ça.
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    Adieu, monsieur le professeur. On ne vous oubliera jamais.
    Farewell, Mr. Teacher. We will never forget you.
    Maintenant que j'ai dit adieu à mes rêves de bonheur, je me sens plus heureux.
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  2. (Canada, Louisiana) goodbye, see you soon
  3. (Southern France) hello
  4. (Switzerland) hello, goodbye

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Noun[edit]

adieu m (plural adieux)

  1. farewell
    Synonym: au revoir
    Antonym: bonjour
    • 1853, Jean-Baptiste Henri-Dominique Lacordaire, Discours sur le droit et le devoir de la propriété, etc., p.7
      Ne vous étonnez donc pas si je vous parle d'elle au moment de nos adieux : []
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    • 1841, Théodore Marie Pavie, Fragments d'un Voyage dans l'Amérique Méridionale en 1833, p.223
      Aux oreilles du patient résigné ces derniers adieux des églises n'ont sans doute rien de si funèbre, et ils valent mieux que le silence de la foule qui recule sur son passage, mieux surtout que les anathèmes ou les rires d'un peuple méchant ; []
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    faire ses adieux à quelqu'un
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    leurs tendres adieux(please add an English translation of this usage example)
    des adieux émouvants(please add an English translation of this usage example)
    un mot d'adieu(please add an English translation of this usage example)
    • 1863, Arsène Houssaye Les filles d'Ève, p.179
      J'ai un mot à vous dire, monsieur, un mot d'adieu peut-être.
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    sans adieu(please add an English translation of this usage example)

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Occitan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Interjection[edit]

adieu

  1. hello
  2. goodbye