AskDefine | Define adieu

Dictionary Definition

adieu n : a farewell remark; "they said their good-byes" [syn: adios, arrivederci, auf wiedersehen, au revoir, bye, bye-bye, cheerio, good-by, goodby, good-bye, goodbye, good day, sayonara, so long] [also: adieux (pl)]

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English

Etymology

Middle English also adew, adewe, adue; French à dieu, from Latin ad, to + deus, God.
From the French phrase: "a dieu (vous) commant" (I commend you to god)

Pronunciation

  • a US /ʌˈdjuː/
  • Rhymes with: -uː
Although this pronunciation is usually used in American English, it is not the correct pronunciation in French.

Interjection

adieu
  1. Said to wish a fond farewell; good-bye.

Translations

farewell

Noun

  1. A farewell; a goodbye.

Translations

a farewell
  • Dutch: Adieu
  • French: adieu, farewell
  • German: Adieu
  • Hungarian: agyő
  • Norwegian: adjø, farvel
  • Spanish: adiós
  • Swedish: adjö, farväl
  • ttbc Korean: 안녕(히)! 잘가(세요), 헤어질때 정답게 인사하는 말.

French

Pronunciation

  • /a.djø/|lang=fr

Interjection

  1. farewell, adieu

Noun

  1. farewell

Extensive Definition

Adieu is French for farewell or salutation in Occitan.
Adieu may also refer to:

See also

adieu in French: Adieu

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Godspeed, aloha, by, bye-bye, conge, doch-an-dorrach, farewell, good-bye, leave, leave-taking, parting, parting words, send-off, so long, stirrup cup, valediction, valedictorian, valedictory, valedictory address, viaticum
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