achates


achates

noun

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

noun

  1. classical myth Aeneas’ faithful companion in Virgil’s Aeneid
  2. a loyal friend

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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