necrophilia

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

necro- +‎ -philia

From necro- (Ancient Greek νεκρός (nekrós, corpse, dead)) + -philia (Ancient Greek φιλία (philía, affection)), after German Nekrophilie (in Krafft-Ebing 1887).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌnɛkɹə(ʊ)ˈfɪlɪə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /nɛkɹoʊˈfɪli.ə/, /nɛkɹoʊˈfɪljə/
  • Rhymes: -ɪliə

Noun[edit]

necrophilia (countable and uncountable, plural necrophilias)

  1. (sexuality) A pathological attraction to dead bodies, especially sexual attraction or intercourse.
  2. Pathological fascination with death.

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Noun[edit]

necrophilia f (genitive necrophiliae); first declension

  1. (rare) necrophilia