friggatriskaidekaphobia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Frigga (an English variant of Old Norse Frigg, the Norse goddess for whom Friday was named) + Ancient Greek τρεῖς (treîs, three) + Ancient Greek καί (kaí, and) + Ancient Greek δέκα (déka, ten) + -phobia.

Noun[edit]

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 (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 (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 (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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