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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.]
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(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
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(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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Noun1.Phobos - the larger of the two satellites of Mars
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The first batch with the first Azerbaijani carbamide has been sent from the Hovsan International Port on two vessels - "Phobus" and "Coral".
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." Muller "s important work in sociology and politics had been discovered by Friedrich Meinecke when the latter was researching his book Weltburgertum und Nationalstaat ("Cosmopolitanism and the National State") published in 1907.
His intention was to get to Dresden, but he was arrested by the French as a spy; after having regained his freedom, on May 12th 1807, he started publishing a journal (Phobus), together with Adam Muller (Allan 2001: XVl), travelled to Prague, and eventually returned to Berlin, where he became involved in editing the Berliner Abendblatter, the city's first official newspaper.
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.