Fair Well, Fare Well, or Farewell?

This week we discuss a word—farewell—that is used to express good wishes when parting (the correct spelling of the word is “farewell,” not “fair well” or “fare well”).  According to one online source, the word was first used by the Vikings and derives from the Norwegian words “far vell,” which means “travel good.”  Another source says that “fare” comes from the Middle English word faran, which means “to journey.”

But whatever its source, the word is nice, warm way to say “goodbye.”

That is all for now …

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