Friggatriskaidekaphobia

January 13, 2012

The fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia (Frigga being the name of the Norse goddess for whom “Friday” is named and triskaidekaphobia meaning fear of the number thirteen), or paraskevidekatriaphobia a concatenation of the Greek words Paraskeví (Παρασκευή, meaning “Friday”), and dekatreís (δεκατρείς, meaning “thirteen”) attached to phobía (φοβία, from phóbos, φόβος, meaning “fear”).

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2 Responses to “Friggatriskaidekaphobia”

  1. Jamie Says:

    Scintillating!

  2. Mark Says:

    I think I’d at least get a “riveting” from you.


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