hydrophobia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin hydrophobia, from Ancient Greek ὑδροφοβία (hydrophobia).

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Noun[edit]

hydrophobia (plural hydrophobias)

  1. (pathology) An aversion to water, as a symptom of rabies; rabies itself.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.12:
      Cato, who scorned both death and fortune, could not abide the sight of a looking glasse or of water; overcome with horrour, and quelled with amazement, if by the contagion of a mad dog he had fallen into that sicknesse which physitians call hydrophobia, or feare of waters.
  2. (psychology, colloquial) Fear of water

Usage notes[edit]

Fear of water is technically called aquaphobia, so not to be confused with rabies.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ὑδροφοβία (hydrophobia).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hydrophobia f (genitive hydrophobiae); first declension

  1. hydrophobia

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