God's speed

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God's speed

Post by Archived Topic » Wed Feb 03, 1999 12:00 am

What is derivation of God's speed and meaning
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God's speed

Post by Jonathon Green » Sat Feb 06, 1999 8:00 am

The original use of the phrase, c. 1470, was as an abbreviation of the phrase 'God speed you', i.e. to express a wish for the success of one who is setting out on some journey or enterprise.
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