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Achates

Acha′tes
(3 syl.).

A fidus Achates.

A faithful companion, a bosom friend. Achates in Virgil's Æneid is the chosen companion of the hero in adventures of all kinds.

“He has chosen this fellow for his fidus Achates.

SirWalterScott

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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