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Achates

[uh-key-teez] /əˈkeɪ tiz/
noun
1.
(in the Aeneid) the faithful companion and friend of Aeneas.
2.
a faithful friend or companion.
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Achates

/əˈkeɪtiːz/
noun
1.
(classical myth) Aeneas' faithful companion in Virgil's Aeneid
2.
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 Gk. akhates "agate."
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