Achates

Acha′tes
(3 syl.).

A fidus Achates.

A faithful companion, a bosom friend. Achates in Virgil's Æneid is the chosen companion of the hero in adventures of all kinds.

“He has chosen this fellow for his fidus Achates.

Sir Walter Scott

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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