AskDefine | Define adios

Dictionary Definition

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

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English

Etymology

From adiós

Interjection

  1. goodbye

Spanish

Interjection

Extensive Definition

Adiós is Spanish for "goodbye". Literally translated, the word is the contraction of "a" (to) and "Dios" (God), from the old Spanish phrase "A Dios vais" ("You're going to God", meaning to the Kingdom of Heaven), which appears in the novel Don Quixote. It is roughly equivalent to the English phrase "Godspeed" or "Go with God" ("Vaya con Dios").
Adiós may refer to:

See also

adios in German: Adiós
adios in Spanish: Adiós
adios in Finnish: Adios
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