Monday, 12 March 2012

Entry: vade mecumish (adj.)

In context: "With Jim Struck handling published-source plagiarism and compressed iteration and Xerography, Pemulis also offers, at reasonable cost, a small vade mecumish pamphlet detailing several methods for dealing with this contingency."

Definition: From vade mecum (n.): A book or manual suitable for carrying about with one for ready reference; a handbook or guidebook. (Sometimes used as the title of such a work.)

Other:  A very fun etymology:   Latin, vāde imperative singular of vādĕre to go + mēcum with me.

SNOOT score: 1

Source: Oxford English Dictionary

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