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Ancient Greek ἑξακόσιοι (hexakósioi, six hundred) + ἑξήκοντα (hexḗkonta, sixty) + ἕξ (héx, six) +‎ -phobia


  • IPA(key): /hɛks.ə.ˌkəʊ.si.ɔɪ.hɛks.ˌɛk.ən.tə.ˌhɛks.ə.ˈfəʊ.bi.ə/
  • Rhymes: -əʊbiə


hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia (uncountable)

  1. (chiefly Christianity) Fear of the number 666.
    • 2008 May 6, Aaronson, Deborah; Kwan, Kevin, Luck: The Essential Guide, →ISBN, LCCN 2007046193, OL 21557796M, page 132:
      You'll see “lucky” 666 in many shop windows across China, which may come as a shock to believers in the Beast and those with hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia.
    • 2009 November 3, Kirkman, Patricia; Gleason, Katherine A., The Complete Idiot's Guide: Numerology Workbook[1], →ISBN, OL 24305097M:
      Fear of certain numbers will not help you. Just ask someone who suffers from triskaidekaphobia, tetraphobia, or hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia.


For quotations using this term, see Citations:hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia.

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