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A faithful friend or devoted follower.
companion, boon companion, bosom friend, best friend, close friend, intimate, confidante, confidant, familiar, soul mate, alter ego, second self, shadow, playmate, playfellow, classmate, schoolmate, workmate, ally, comrade, associateView synonyms
- ‘‘You see, but you do not observe,’ he tells his dull fidus Achates; how many steps, for example, are there from the hall to the room where they are sitting?’
- ‘This Isaac proved the most faithful of all his comrades, and stuck to him throughout the whole journey, a regular fidus Achates.’
Late 16th century: Latin, literally faithful Achates (see Achates).
fidus Achates/ˌfīdəs əˈkädēz/
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