Good evening everyone! I was just curious, who invented the phrase “good evening”? it’s such a nice, polite way to greet someone at the end of the day. According to the oxford english dictionary, the phrase “Good Evening” was first used in print in 1848. it was used by Sir Walter Scott in his novel, Ivanhoe. So there you have it! the next time you say “good evening” to someone, you can be sure that you’re using a phrase that has a long and rich history.
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What is the term Good evening’s Etymology?
The name comes from the Greek word aefnian, which means “becoming evening, develop toward evening. The Old English word “fnian” comes from the Old English word “æfen,” which meant “the period between sunset and night” and was a synonym for even, which indicated the conclusion of the day.
When can i say “Good evening”?
Once it becomes dark outside, you can say hello; the timing changes depending on the season. Usually immediately after it gets dark outside, you may say farewell by saying good evening. When individuals part ways later in the evening or night for the remainder of the night, they typically say “good night” as a last farewell.
How do you say good evening in different languages?
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