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alter idem
the same self; another self

A description of a completely trustworthy friend, an alter ego both of which convey the same meaning.

Anyone who is your alter idem, or alter ego, is your inseparable friend.

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tamquam alter idem
As if a second self.

Cicero used the expression, "as if a second self", to describe a completely trustworthy friend; such as, an alter ego ("other I") or alter idem ("another self") are both considered to be one's inseparable friend.

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