borrowed from Spanish adiós, earlier a Dios seas, a Dios seades, literally, "may (you) be (commended) to God"
1635, in the meaning defined above
“Adios.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adios. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.
from Spanish adiós "farewell," from a Dios, literally "(I commit you) to God," from Latin Deus "God" — related to adieu, deity
Britannica English: Translation of adios for Arabic Speakers
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