あばよ

JapaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Contraction of phrase さらば ‎(saraba yo, farewell, goodbye).[1]

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

あばよ ‎(romaji abayo)

  1. a casual parting expression: tata, cheerio, so long

Usage notesEdit

The term abayo may come across as somewhat archaic or stilted.

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan