Reference Entry

vade mecum

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Second edition

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780198609810
Published online January 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191727047
vade mecum

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a handbook or guide that is kept constantly at hand for consultation. The phrase is Latin and means ‘go with me’; it is first used (in the early 17th century) as the title of a book....

Reference Entry.  38 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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