alter ego

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See also: Alter Ego and álter ego

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin "other self", which is a translation of Zeno's Citium "allos ego"[1] [2]

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Noun[edit]

alter ego (plural alter egos)

  1. Somebody's alternate personality or persona; another self.
    • 2012 May 1, Ben Child, “Mark Ruffalo gets green light to play Hulk in six-movie deal”, the Guardian:
      Ruffalo's turn as Bruce Banner and his angry green alter-ego has been widely praised. Avengers Assemble (titled The Avengers outside the UK) is on course to be one of the year's biggest films and has received strong reviews.
  2. A very close and intimate friend.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Routledge Dictionary of Latin Quotations by Jon R. Stone[1]
  2. ^ http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/alter%20ego

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Noun[edit]

alter ego m (plural alter egos)

  1. alter ego (alternate personality or persona)

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