Complete Definition of "adieu"

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|WEAE IPA|/ÊËdjuË/
audio|en-us-adieu.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-uË|-uË

Although this pronunciation is usually used in American English, it is not the correct pronunciation in French.

/adjÊ/ approximates the correct French pronunciation.

Interjection
adieu

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

Synonyms
adios, arrivederci, auf wiedersehen, au revoir, bye, bye-bye, cheerio, good-by, goodby, good-bye, goodbye, good day, sayonara, so long

Translations
trans-top|farewell
French: adieu, farewell
German: auf Wiedersehen, tschüÃ, Gruà Gott
trans-mid
Slovenian: zbogom
Spanish: adiós
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Noun
en-noun|pladieux|pl2adieus

  1. A farewell; a goodbye.

Translations
trans-top|a farewell
Dutch: Adieu
French: adieu, farewell
German: Adieu n
trans-mid
Norwegian: adjø n, farvel n
Spanish: adiós m
Swedish: adjö, farväl
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Korean: ìë(í)! ìê°(ì¸ì), í¤ì´ì§ë ì ëµê² ì¸ì¬íë ë§.
ttbc|Hungarian: Chüd

Category:English borrowed words
Category:English nouns with irregular plurals


French

Pronunciation
IPA|/a.djø/|lang=fr

Interjection
infl|fr|intjerection

  1. farewell, adieu

Noun
fr-noun|m|pl=adieux

  1. farewell

See also
à-Dieu-va, à-Dieu-vat

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