This September sees a Friday, 13th looming and the irrational fear of the combined date is known as friggatriskaidekaphobia or paraskevidekatriaphobia
Fear of Friday 13th even has its own name - Paraskevidekatriaphobia
- and it is estimated to cost businesses up to [pounds sterling]585m.
Dossey, an American psychotherapist, from the Stress Management Center-Phobia Institute in Ashville, North Carolina, came up with a term - "paraskevidekatriaphobia
He had various obsessions developing a real phobia for number 13 and Friday (he suffered from "triskaidekaphobia," and "paraskevidekatriaphobia
," from the Greek Paraskevi ("Friday") and dekatreis ("thirteen").
Washington, Apr 8 ( ANI ): Friday the 13th is the only day people suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia
, which is the morbid, irrational fear of the date, according to a new study.
- a morbid fear of Friday 13, the person fears they will experience bad luck.
SOMEONE told me yesterday paraskevidekatriaphobia
is the fear of Friday the 13th but I could have sworn it's a Greek striker.
is the official name of people who have a phobia of the day, while triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13.
is fear of Friday the 13th and tiskaidekaphobia is fear of the number 13.
In fact, Friday the 13th is such a terrifying day for some people that a term has been coined for the intense fear of the day: "(http://www.friggatriskaidekaphobia.com/) friggatriskaidekaphobia " or "(http://www.skepdic.com/paraskevidekatriaphobia.html) paraskevidekatriaphobia
." Attempt to say those terms 13 times fast.