alter ego

alter ego
al|ter e|go [ˌæltər ˈi:gəu, ˌo:l- US ˌæltər ˈi:gou, ˌo:l-] n
[Date: 1500-1600; : Latin; Origin: 'other I']
1.) sb's alter ego
an invented person that you use to represent part of your character that is very different from your usual one
Gissing used his fictional alter ego to attack Victorian morals.
2.) someone you trust and who has similar opinions, attitudes etc
Mrs Reagan was widely regarded as the President's alter ego.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • alter ego — ● alter ego nom masculin invariable (mots latins signifiant un autre moi même) Personne qui a toute la confiance d une autre et peut la remplacer en toutes circonstances. ● alter ego (synonymes) nom masculin invariable (mots latins signifiant un… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • alter ego — al·ter ego / ȯl tər ē gō/ n [Latin, literally, second I]: second self; esp: a person or entity vicariously liable for another (as an agent) had the officer been the alter ego of the corporation J. J. White and R. S. Summers compare… …   Law dictionary

  • Alter Ego — (lat. anderes Ich) ist ein geflügeltes Wort. Herkunft Die Bezeichnung geht auf den römischen Politiker und Philosophen Cicero zurück, der um 44 v. Chr. in Laelius de amicitia 21, 80 schrieb: verus amicus […] est […] tamquam alter idem (Ein wahrer …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • alter ego — alter egos 1) N COUNT: usu with supp Your alter ego is the other side of your personality from the one which people normally see. 2) N COUNT: usu with supp You can describe the character that an actor usually plays on television or in films as… …   English dictionary

  • álter ego — Loc. lat. que significa literalmente ‘el otro yo’. Se emplea, como locución nominal masculina, con el sentido de ‘persona en quien otra tiene absoluta confianza y, por ello, puede hacer sus veces sin restricción alguna’: «El propio Chubais y su… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • alter ego — 1530s, from Latin phrase (used by Cicero), a second self, a trusted friend (Cf. Gk. allos ego); see ALTER (Cf. alter) and EGO (Cf. ego) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Alter ego — («альтер эго»; в переводе с лат.  «другое я») реальная или придуманная альтернативная личность человека. Это может быть лирический герой, образ, закрепившийся за псевдонимом, наместник или даже одна из множества личностей, появившихся в… …   Википедия

  • alter\ ego — [ altɛrego ] n. m. inv. • 1825; mots lat. « un second moi même » ♦ Personne de confiance qu on peut charger de tout faire à sa place (cf. Bras droit). « Dumay, devenu l alter ego de l armateur » (Balzac). Loc. Mon alter ego : un autre moi même,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • alter ego — (izg. ȁlter ȅgo) m DEFINICIJA 1. psih. oznaka za podsvjesni i nesvjesni dio u osobi 2. prisni prijatelj, dvojnik 3. zastupnik, opunomoćenik ETIMOLOGIJA lat.: drugo »ja«; prvi izrekao Ciceron, vjerojatno prijevod iz grč. állos egṓ, héteros egṓ:… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • alter ego — |é| s. m. 1. Outro eu. 2. Pessoa em que se deposita a máxima confiança.   ‣ Etimologia: locução latina, do latim alter, altera, alterum, outro + ego, eu …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • alter ego — An alter ego is a very close and intimate friend. It is a Latin phrase that literally means other self …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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