triskaidekaphobia

triskaidekaphobia

[tris-kahy-dek-uh-foh-bee-uh, tris-kuh-]
noun
fear or a phobia concerning the number 13.

Origin:
1910–15; < Greek triskaídeka thirteen + -phobia

triskaidekaphobic, adjective
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triskaidekaphobia (ˌtrɪskaɪˌdɛkəˈfəʊbɪə)
 
n
an abnormal fear of the number thirteen
 
[C20: from Greek triskaideka thirteen + -phobia]
 
triskaideka'phobic
 
adj, —n

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triskaidekaphobia
"fear of the number 13," 1911, from Gk. treiskaideka "thirteen" + -phobia "fear."
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