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triskaidekaphobia

Definitions

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  • noun An abnormal fear of the number 13.

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  • noun Fear, hate, or dislike of the number thirteen (13).

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  • noun a morbid fear of the number 13

Etymologies

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

[Greek treiskaideka, thirteen (treis, three; see trei- in Indo-European roots + kai, and + deka, ten; see deca–) + –phobia.]

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From Ancient Greek τρεῖς (treis, "three") + καί (kai, "and") + δέκα (deka, "ten") + -phobia.

Examples

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  • One of the more ludicrous phobias....

    January 27, 2008

  • Fear of falling off a ship after slipping on a square, baked whole-wheat wafer?

    January 27, 2008

  • according to the greeks it was fear of friday the 13th

    October 17, 2008

  • It was just fear of the number 13

    October 18, 2008

  • It's paraskavedekatriaphobia that's the fear of Friday the 13th specifically.

    December 3, 2008

  • Fear not to receive your thirteenth.

    December 3, 2008

  • very stranger word!

    September 8, 2010

  • well at least there isn't a 13 month with a 13 day. that would be horrible for someone with triskaidekaphobia!

    September 13, 2010