vade mecum

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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!".


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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