from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An abnormal fear of the number 13.
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- n. Fear, hate, or dislike of the number thirteen (13).
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- n. a morbid fear of the number 13
I was born on the 13th of December and decided to look up the word triskaidekaphobia because today is the 13th.
It's even led to a condition called triskaidekaphobia, fear of the number 13.
The fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia Frigga is the name of the Norse goddess whom Friday is named after, and triskaidekaphobia means the fear of the number 13 or paraskevidekatriaphobia.
Some people are so obsessed that triskaidekaphobia was born -- the fear of the number 13.
A full-blown lifelong case of triskaidekaphobia: fear of the number thirteen.
There are lots of reasons suggested for triskaidekaphobia the fear of 13, with many ancient associations suggested - but the chances are it's a collection of historical coincidences.
After examining 47 million computerized death certificates, he found no spike in "white mortality" on the thirteenth of every month, a general date of alarm for superstitious people who suffer from triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13).
The number 13 has many detractors, and triskaidekaphobia — the fear of the number 13 — is a very real thing.
This particular character is either the third or fifth Beetle, depending upon how one counts, and his new series is technically Volume SEVEN taking into account that Charlton Comics, notorious for changing the titles of existing books to get around postal statutes, had three different volumes of big Blue, so young Jamie Reyes has some pretty big shoes to fill. 13 is considered unlucky by many, but will this issue succumb to triskaidekaphobia?
Norse god of fire and deception with no triskaidekaphobia currently about to start second year of law school in Florida.
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