To bid farewell or say goodbye.
Other Word Forms of Farewell
Origin of Farewell
From Middle English farewel, from fare wel!, an imperative expression, equivalent to fare (“to fare, travel, journey”) + well. Cognate with Scots farewele, fairweill (“farewell”), West Frisian farwol (“farewell”), Dutch vaarwel (“farewell”), Danish farvel (“farewell”), Norwegian farvel (“farewell”), Swedish farväl (“farewell”), Faroese farvæl (“farewell”), Icelandic far vel (“farewell”).
Middle English fare wel imperative of faren to fare fare wel well well2
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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