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Definition of Triskaidekaphobia

Babylon English

abnormal fear of the number 13; state of being afraid of the number 13 (Psychiatry)
Triskaidekaphobia Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
hEnglish - advanced version

triskaidekaphobia
n : a morbid fear of the number 13

Grandiloquent Dictionary
A fear of the number thirteen
GLOSSARY OF ESOTERIC WORDS
a morbid fear of the number 13 or the date Friday the 13th
--triskaidekaphobic, adjective and noun; triskaidekaphobe,
noun

Thirteen people, pledged to eliminate triskaidekaphobia,
fear of the number 13, today tried to reassure American
sufferers by renting a 13 ft plot of land in Brooklyn for
13 cents... a month.
--Daily Telegraph, January 14, 1967

A discussion in the [1]U.N. last week on the number of
members on a committee raised the question of
triskaidekaphobia.
--[2]New York Times, November 8, 1953
Past disasters linked to the number 13 hardly help
triskaidekaphobics overcome their affliction. The most
famous is the Apollo 13 mission, launched on April 11, 1970 (the sum of 4, 11 and 70 equals 85 - which when added together comes to 13), from Pad 39 (three times 13) at 13:13 local time, and struck by an explosion on April 13.--"It's just bad luck that the 13th is so often a Friday,"[3]Electronic Telegraph, September 8, 1996
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a morbid fear of the number 13
(hypernym) simple phobia
Triskaidekaphobia Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Phobia
Fear of the number 13
Triskaidekaphobia Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Triskaidekaphobia (from Greek tris meaning "3", kai meaning "and", deka meaning "10" and phobos meaning "fear" or "morbid fear") is fear of the number and avoidance to use it; it is a superstition and related to a specific fear of Friday the 13th, called paraskevidekatriaphobia (from Παρασκευή Paraskevi, Greek for Friday) or friggatriskaidekaphobia (after Frigg, the Norse goddess Friday is named after in English).

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