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alter ego

n.
1. Another side of oneself; a second self.
2. An intimate friend or a constant companion.

[Latin : alter, other + ego, I, self.]

alter ego

(ˈæltər ˈiːɡəʊ; ˈɛɡəʊ)
n
1. a second self
2. a very close and intimate friend
[Latin: other self]

al•ter e•go

(ˈɔl tər ˈi goʊ, ˌɛg oʊ, ˈæl-)
n.
1. an inseparable friend.
2. a second self; a perfect substitute or deputy.
3. another aspect of one's personality.
[1530–40; < Latin: another I]

alter ego

A Latin phrase meaning other self, used to mean a very close friend or associate.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alter ego - a very close and trusted friend who seems almost a part of yourselfalter ego - a very close and trusted friend who seems almost a part of yourself
friend - a person you know well and regard with affection and trust; "he was my best friend at the university"
Translations

alter ego

[ˈæltərˈiːgəʊ] Nálter ego m

alter ego

nAlter ego nt
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