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From Frigga (an English variant of Old Norse Frigg, the Norse goddess for whom Friday was named) + triskaideka- + -phobia.


friggatriskaidekaphobia (uncountable)

  1. The fear of Friday the thirteenth.
    • 2012, R. W. A. Mitchell, Ask a Little-Learn a Lot: How Questions Change Everything, iUniverse, published 2012, →ISBN, page 90:
      The fear of Friday the thirteenth, or friggatriskaidekaphobia, takes the thirteen superstition to a whole new level.
    • 2013, Sara Latta, Scared Stiff: Everything You Need to Know About 50 Famous Phobias, Zest Books, published 2013, →ISBN, page 186:
      Friggatriskaidekaphobia is probably the most common superstition in the United States; according to researchers, it affects 17 to 21 million people.
    • 2013, Rachel Wise, Breaking News, Simon Spotlight, published 2013, →ISBN, page 2:
      So I started Googling, and I found some interesting information about “friggatriskaidekaphobia.” (That's the actual term for the condition of the fear of Friday the thirteenth. []


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