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sciophobia

noun

a fear of shadows; also called sciaphobia

See sciaphobia

Word Origin

Greek scio- 'shadow'

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Word Origin and History for sciophobia
n.

"fear of shadows," 1977, from scio-, Latinized comb. form of Greek skia "shade, shadow" (see shine (v.)) + -phobia. Related: sciophobe; sciophobic.

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