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Title says it all. What does it really mean? What is its origin?

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The phrase Godspeed (you)" is akin to good luck in meaning.

Except that Godspeed! is meant for wishing a

"prosperous journey"

From: Merriam Webster

Origin:

Middle English god speid, from the phrase God spede you God prosper you

First Known Use: 15th century

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From : Wiktionary

From Middle English phrase God spede (“may God cause you to succeed”), from God (“god”) + spede, subjunctive of speden (“to prosper”), from Old English spēdan, from spēd (“success”) (see speed).

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