vade mecum

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Etymology[edit]

From the Latin vāde (go!, walk!), the second-person singular present active imperative of vādō (I go, I walk) + mēcum (with me), literally meaning "go with me!".

Noun[edit]

vade mecum (plural vade mecums)

  1. A referential book such as a handbook or manual.
  2. A useful object, constantly carried on one’s person.

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