triskaidekaphobia

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tris·kai·dek·a·pho·bi·a

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

[Greek treiskaideka, thirteen (treis, three; see trei- in Indo-European roots + kai, and + deka, ten; see deca-) + -phobia.]

triskaidekaphobia

(ˌtrɪskaɪˌdɛkəˈfəʊbɪə)
n
(Psychology) an abnormal fear of the number thirteen
[C20: from Greek triskaideka thirteen + -phobia]
ˌtriskaiˌdekaˈphobic adj, n

tris•kai•dek•a•pho•bi•a

(ˌtrɪs kaɪˌdɛk əˈfoʊ bi ə, ˌtrɪs kə-)

n.
fear or a phobia concerning the number 13.
[1910–15; < Greek triskaídeka thirteen + -phobia]
tris`kai•dek`a•pho′bic, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.triskaidekaphobia - a morbid fear of the number 13triskaidekaphobia - a morbid fear of the number 13  
simple phobia - any phobia (other than agoraphobia) associated with relatively simple well-defined stimuli
Translations
Triskaidekaphobie
triscaidecafobia
References in periodicals archive ?
Triscadecaphobia, or fear of the number 13, also extends to addresses, with 26% of homebuyers saying they would not buy a property that was number 13, according to Lloyds TSB.
Triscadecaphobia, or fear of the number 13, also extends to addresses, with 26 per cent of homebuyers saying they would not buy a property that was number 13, says Lloyds TSB.