vade retro me, Satana

Latin quotation from the Vulgate
va·​de re·​tro me, Sa·​ta·​na | \ ˌwä-de-ˈrā-trō-ˌmā ˈsä-tä-ˌnä How to pronounce vade retro me, Satana (audio) \

Definition of vade retro me, Satana

: go behind me, Satan : do not tempt me

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