ichthyophobia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ichthyo- +‎ -phobia

Noun[edit]

ichthyophobia (uncountable)

  1. The fear of fish.
    • 1898, Current Literature, Volume 23, page 521:
      Ichthyophobia, defined as the fear of fish, is especially strong in the Navajo Indians, who will not eat fish nor have anything to do with articles made in the shape of fish.
    • 1994, Frederick J. Simoons, Eat Not This Flesh: Food Avoidances from Prehistory to the Present, University of Wisconsin Press (1994), →ISBN, page 253:
      Such ichthyophobia occurred at the time of first European contact among the Tasmanian Aborigines.
    • 2011, Miranda Darling, The Siren's Sting, Allen & Unwin (2011), →ISBN, unnumbered page:
      'How dreadful. I could never go under the water. The fish frighten me.'
      'My wife has ichthyophobia, you see,' Al-Nassar chimed in. 'The unfortunate condition confines her to swimming pools.'
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:ichthyophobia.