Ave-atque-vale meaning

ävā ätkwā välā
(latin) Hail and farewell: from an ode of Catullus in commemoration of his dead brother.
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The definition of ave atque vale is as a Latin phrase that means hail and farewell.

An example of ave atque vale is what those attending a high ranking military person's funeral might say to the person who has died.

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Origin of ave-atque-vale

  • L

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition