triskaidekaphobia


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tris·kai·dek·a·pho·bi·a

(tris'kī-dek'ă-fō'bē-ă),
Superstitious dread of the number 13.
[G. triskaideka, thirteen, + phobos, fear]
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triskaidekaphobia

(trĭs′kī-dĕk′ə-fō′bē-ə, trĭs′kĭ-)
n.
An abnormal fear of the number 13.
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triskaidekaphobia

(trĭ-skī-dĕk-ă-fō′bē-ă) [Gr. triskaideka, thirteen, + phobos, fear]
Superstition concerning the number 13.
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The scientific name for fear of the number 13 is triskaidekaphobia. QI HEARD the the Statue of Liberty was not actually built in America.
(http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/01/13/fear-of-friday-the-13th-paraskevidekatriaphobia-and-other-unpronounceable-phobias/) Paraskevidekatriaphobia is the official name of people who have a phobia of the day, while triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13.
PHOBIA HAS A NAME FEAR of the number 13 has a specifically recognised phobia, Triskaidekaphobia. There are a number of theories behind the cause of the association between 13 and bad luck, though none of them have been accepted as likely.
Now some folks can spell words like triskaidekaphobia or name a half-dozen obscure lakes in Asia.
Punters hoping to successfully book-end the card can do a lot worse than pledging their allegiances to Triskaidekaphobia, who can bring home the hat-trick in the Stay At The Wolverhampton Holiday Inn Handicap.
Punters hoping to successfully book-end the card can do a lot worse than pledge their allegiance to Triskaidekaphobia, who can bring home the hat-trick in the Stay At The Wolverhampton Holiday Inn Handicap (1.0).
Fear of the number 13 ( or triskaidekaphobia ( goes back hundreds of years.
Last time he could not get a blow in at the useful Triskaidekaphobia at York over five furlongs and the step up to six looks ideal today.
The reverse spelling round was damned tricky, while I didn't envy Tony Slattery (who ended the contest as runner-up to Samantha Bond) trying to spell Triskaidekaphobia (he failed - no shame in that, pal).
Last Friday was a bad day for sufferers of triskaidekaphobia. What are they scared of?
A fear of Friday 13th is a recognised phobia, known as "friggatriskaidekaphobia." To make matters worse, 60% of Britons also suffer from "triskaidekaphobia" - the fear of the number 13, believing that it is the harbinger of bad luck.