Definition of fidus Achates in English:

fidus Achates

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Pronunciation: /ˌfʌɪdəs əˈkeɪtiːz
 
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noun

  • 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.

Origin

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

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