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    Question just one question !

    hi for all


    i want to know the real definition of the word bye ?


    i know it is a silly question ?


    but i want to know it


    thanks all
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    This is a guess but I think it's a shortened form of the term "good-bye"...

    Perhaps originally the word "bye" referred to a trip or a voyage so wishing someone a "good" bye would be wishing that they had a good voyage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun(OfTheDead) View Post
    This is a guess but I think it's a shortened form of the term "good-bye"...

    Perhaps originally the word "bye" referred to a trip or a voyage so wishing someone a "good" bye would be wishing that they had a good voyage.
    your right dude. short for 'good-bye' meaning 'God be with you'.

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    that's zonal idea


    thank you
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    A "bye" also means a free pass. Like how a team can "get a bye" in a playoff contest (for example: the Chicago Bears got the bye in the first round of the NFC Playoffs last year because they won their division). It has other meanings as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Schulz
    A "bye" also means a free pass. Like how a team can "get a bye" in a playoff contest (for example: the Chicago Bears got the bye in the first round of the NFC Playoffs last year because they won their division). It has other meanings as well.

    That'd be kind of the same meaning if you think about it...

    A free passage to the next playoff...

    A good passage until the next time...

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    I have always understood that it came from the Saxon "of you" which sort of fits in with Shaun's "good-bye" which comes from "God be with you".
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    That's my understanding as well...

    Quote Originally Posted by mobyme View Post
    I have always understood that it came from the Saxon "of you" which sort of fits in with Shaun's "good-bye" which comes from "God be with you".

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    Quote Originally Posted by $@BoBo@$ View Post
    i know it is a silly question ?
    The only reason this may be a silly question is that there are many existing Internet resources that resolve this question.

    For example; http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bye
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    bye shorten for the word good bye,, and a means of.. god be with you...

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    thanks all you are really help me


    samsm

    thank you also , but i didn't want a literal definition
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    a shortened word for "goodbye"
    it may means sad especially when it said by someone special

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    Okay... here's one for you...

    "Ruthless"

    Now we all know being ruthless means being mercy less... so then is there such a word as "ruthful" ??

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    Maybe I am no fun at all, but seriously, the Internet demolishes a lot of these questions that 15 years ago might have occupied a whole afternoon.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Ruthless

    `ruthless
    c.1327, from reuthe "pity, compassion" (c.1175), formed from reuwen "to rue" (see rue (v.)) on the model of true/truth, etc. Ruthful (c.1225) has fallen from use since late 17c. except as a deliberate archaism.`
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