thalassophobia


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thalassophobia

[thə‚las·ə′fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
An abnormal fear of the sea.
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15) after speaking so eloquently about the pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Petrarch lamely concludes that his thalassophobia was a natural impulse ("frenum") to refrain from succumbing to vain distractions ("Hoc forsan animo vago et rerum novarum inexplebili oculo frenum posuit natura," 2.
He speaks of "an increasingly obsessive thalassophobia among the caste Hindus" in the early medieval period (p.
15) after speaking so eloquently about the pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Petrarch lamely concludes that his thalassophobia is a natural impulse ("frenum") to refrain from succumbing to vain distractions ("Hoc forsan animo vago et rerum novarum inexplebili oculo frenum posuit natura," 2.