from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- suffix An intense, abnormal, or illogical fear of a specified thing: xenophobia.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- suffix Used to form nouns meaning fear of a specific thing.
- suffix Used to form nouns meaning hate, born out of fear, directed towards a particular type of person.
- suffix Controversially used to form nouns meaning political or religious organizations or viewpoints concerned with limiting or restraining a specific thing or idea.
Late Latin, from Greek -phobiā, from phobos, fear; see bhegw- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From New Latin, from Latin, from Ancient Greek -φοβία (-phobia) (see ὑδροφοβία (hydrophobia, "fear of water")), from φόβος (phobos, "fear"). (Wiktionary)