Good bye is said to come from ' God be with ye' or ' go with God' . A traditional farewell wishing travellers to go safely and be protected by God. This is the same in French ' Adieu' and Spanish ' Adios' both meaning '' go with God' .
We in the modern age truly are into shortening words and time ( and instant coffee,sliced bread among much else). It is god be with you that has become goodbye.
Added question, what is the fist doing next to the man in shorts?
it is the same origin as the portuguese word "adeus" ... "deus" meaning GOD.
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