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adieu

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The ideas of a time are like the clothes of a season: they are as arbitrary, as much imposed by some superior will which is seldom explicit. They are utilitarian and political, the instruments of smooth-running government.
Wyndham Lewis
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Etymology

From Middle English adieu also adew, adewe, adue, from Old French adieu (God), a shortening of a dieu vous commant (I commend you to god), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] ad (to) + deus (God)

Pronunciation

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Usage notes

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.

Synonyms

Translations

Noun

Singular
adieu

Plural
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  1. A farewell, a goodbye; especially a fond farewell, or a lasting or permanent farewell.

Translations

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French

Pronunciation

Interjection

adieu

  1. farewell, adieu

Noun

adieu m. (plural adieux)

  1. farewell

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