Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An abnormal fear of depths.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The fear of volumes with large depths such as stairways and deep caves.
  • n. The fear of depths

Etymologies

batho- + -phobia (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Hmm's," "Oh's," and "Ah's" while examining the tension-wracked subject, and by their ponderous Greek and Latin terminology: ankyloglossia: to put one's foot (up to the ankle) in one's mouth. arthritis: excessive devotion to a legendary English king. ballism: excessive venery. basophilia carpitis: degenerate predilection for certain type fish. bathophobia: childhood aversion to shower. beri-beri: a most grave disease. bigeminy: expression favored by rural physicians; of.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol V No 4

  • NAME ACTUAL FEAR MIGHT BE MISTAKEN FOR bibliophobia books fear of term papers bathophobia depth fear of being clean Gallophobia France, things French fear of California wine crystallophobia glass fear of Gypsies cryophobia ice, frost fear of peeling onions polyphobia many things fear of parrots phonophobia noise, loud talking fear of stereos topophobia places fear of Italian mice aichurophobia points fear of sneezing belonophobia sharp objects fear of cold cuts halophobia speaking fear of angels tacophobia speed fear of Mexican food phagophobia swallowing fear of becoming a sissy haphephobia touching, being touched fear of fractions Hodophobia travel fear of hobbits Parthenophobia young girls fear of Greek temples

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VII No 2

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