triskaidekaphobia

triskaidekaphobia
triskaidekaphobic, adj.
/tris'kuy dek'euh foh"bee euh, tris'keuh-/, n.
fear or a phobia concerning the number 13.
[1910-15; < Gk triskaídeka thirteen + -PHOBIA]

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  • triskaidekaphobia — fear of the number 13, 1911, from Gk. treiskaideka thirteen + phobia fear (see PHOBIA (Cf. phobia)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Triskaidekaphobia — Fear of the number 13. Written reference to this fear dates to the late 1800s. The term triskaidekaphobia appeared in the early 1900s. It is not easy to pronounce unless one speaks Greek. From treiskaideka, the Greek word for thirteen + phobia,… …   Medical dictionary

  • triskaidekaphobia — noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek treiskaideka thirteen (from treis three + kai and + deka ten) + New Latin phobia more at three, ten Date: circa 1911 fear of the number 13 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • triskaidekaphobia —    (triss kye deh kah FOH bee ah) [Greek] Fear of the number thirteen.    The fact that Schoenberg was born on September 13, 1874, and was fervently triskaidekaphobic must have produced a sense of foreboding from childhood on. The New Criterion,… …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • triskaidekaphobia — [ˌtrɪskʌɪdɛkə fəʊbɪə] noun extreme superstition regarding the number thirteen. Origin early 20th cent.: from Gk treiskaideka thirteen + phobia …   English new terms dictionary

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