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fidus Achates

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Pronunciation: /ˌfʌɪdəs əˈkeɪtiːz

Definition of fidus Achates in English:


A faithful friend or devoted follower: accompanied by three guides and his fidus Achates, Bruce set out
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  • ‘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.


Latin, literally 'faithful Achates' (see Achates).

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