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May 24, 2024

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Adieu – Adios

Today’s words are – ADIEU and ADIOS.
ADIEU means – GOOD BYE, FAREWELL, AN EXPRESSION OF KIND WISHES AT PARTING.
ADIOS means – ADIEU, FAREWELL.
The Latin words – AD DEUM – mean – I COMMEND YOU TO GOD.
In ancient Rome, priests would bless those close to death by telling them AD DEUM, or I COMMEND YOU TO GOD. AD DEUM evolved into the French term A DIEU, literally TO GOD, which has now been accepted into the English language as a term meaning FAREWELL. AD DEUM also influenced the Spanish word ADIOS, meaning GOODBYE.