adieux

adieu

[uh-doo, uh-dyoo; French a-dyœ]
interjection
1.
good-bye; farewell.
noun, plural adieus, adieux [uh-dooz, uh-dyooz; French a-dyœ] .
2.
the act of leaving or departing; farewell.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English < Middle French, equivalent to a (< Latin ad to) + dieu (< Latin deus god)

à deux, adieu, ado (see synonym study at ado).
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adieu (əˈdjuː, French adjø)
 
sentence substitute, —n , pl adieus, adieux
goodbye; farewell
 
[C14: from Old French, from a to + dieu God]

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adieu
late 14c., from O.Fr. adieu, from phrase a dieu (vous) commant "I commend (you) to God," from a "to" (from L. ad) + dieu "God," from L. deum, acc. of deus "god," from PIE *deiwos (see Zeus). Originally said to the party left; farewell was to the party setting forth.
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