Origin of Sayonara
Japanese sayonara, sayōnara alteration of sayō naraba if be thus (said to indicate that the time for departure has come) sayō thus (sa that) (yō appearance) (from Middle Chinese jiang`) (also the source of Mandarin yang`) naraba if it be
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Japanese さようなら (sayōnara, “goodbye")
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