(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, May 1999.

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  • Triskaidekaphobia — (from Greek tris=three, kai=and, deka=ten) is an irrational fear of the number 13; it is a superstition and related to a specific fear of Friday the 13th, called paraskevidekatriaphobia or friggatriskaidekaphobia.OriginsSome Christian traditions… …   Wikipedia

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

  • triskaidekaphobia — [tris΄kī dek΄ə fō′bē ə] n. [ModL < Gr triskaideka, thirteen (< treis,THREE + kai, and + deka,TEN) + phobia, PHOBIA] fear of the number 13 …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • 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] * * * …   Universalium

  • triskaidekaphobia — noun /ˌtrɪskaɪdɛkəˈfəʊbiə/ Fear, hate, or dislike of the number thirteen (13) …   Wiktionary

  • triskaidekaphobia — fear of the number thirteen Phobias …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • triskaidekaphobia — n. abnormal fear of the number 13; state of being afraid of the number 13 (Psychiatry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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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