Achates

[uh-key-teez]
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noun

(in the Aeneid) the faithful companion and friend of Aeneas.
a faithful friend or companion.

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Achates

noun

classical myth Aeneas' faithful companion in Virgil's Aeneid
a loyal friend
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Word Origin and History for achates

Achates

armor-bearer and faithful friend of Aeneas in the "Aeneid," hence sometimes used figuratively for "faithful friend." The name is from Greek akhates "agate" (see agate).

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