fidus Achates

/ (ˈfaɪdəs əˈkeɪtiːz) /

noun

a faithful friend or companion

QUIZZES

DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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Word Origin for fidus Achates

Latin, literally: faithful Achates, the name of the faithful companion of Aeneas in Virgil's Aeneid
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