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The larger and inner of the two planetary satellites of Mars.

[Greek, fear, deity who personifies fear, from phobos, fear; see -phobe.]


(Celestial Objects) the larger of the two satellites of Mars and the closer to the planet. Approximate diameter (although it has an irregular shape): 23 km. Compare Deimos


(ˈfoʊ bəs, -bɒs)

one of the two moons of Mars.
[< Greek Phóbos the son and companion of Ares, literally, panic, fear]
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Muller (1779-1829) is best known to historians of German literature for his friendship with Kleist, the co-editorship of Phobus, and his lectures on rhetoric and aesthetics.
15) It is quite possible that Kleist was aware of Schleiermacher's review, for it was published in the Athenaeum, which was Kleist's model for his own attempt to found the journal Phobus.
The term is derived from Greek word Phobus, which means 'fear' terror 'panic', but a phobia is more than this since all persons experience fear of terror occasionally.
Thus, many Germanists may react with surprise when unfamiliar novelists like Marcus Lehmann, Phobus Philippson, and Hermann Sinsheimer appear alongside Lion Feuchtwanger and Robert Menasse.
In "An den Phobus Apollo" (To Phoebus Apollo), for example, Karsch sketches the familiar image of Sappho pining for Phaon, but instead of relating to Sappho through the experience of love, Karsch lays claim to Sappho's lyre and laurels and thus emphasizes their common attributes of literary creativity and fame (Gedichte 34-35).