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Where did we get the word "good-bye" from?

  1. Myn Is Me profile image70
    Myn Is Meposted 6 years ago

    Where did we get the word "good-bye" from?


  2. Rhonda_M profile image84
    Rhonda_Mposted 6 years ago

    I believe it's  a short form of God be with Ye

  3. Docmo profile image93
    Docmoposted 6 years ago

    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' .

  4. Unleashed Freedom profile image60
    Unleashed Freedomposted 6 years ago

    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?

  5. Theologian profile image73
    Theologianposted 6 years ago

    The word is a contraction of "God be with ye (you)."

  6. Ana Teixeira profile image82
    Ana Teixeiraposted 6 years ago

    it is the same origin as the portuguese word "adeus" ... "deus" meaning GOD. smile