hydrophobia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hydrophobia ‎(plural hydrophobias)

  1. (pathology) An aversion to water, as a symptom of rabies; rabies itself.
  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 ‎(hudrophobía).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hydrophobia f ‎(genitive hydrophobiae); first declension

  1. hydrophobia

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