triskaidekaphobia


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triskaidekaphobia

[‚tri‚skī‚dek·ə′fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
Superstitious fear of the number thirteen.
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Given a name, at least it could liven up those tedious etymological lists of phobias - lycanthrophobia (werewolves, of course) triskaidekaphobia (number 13) - they insist on trotting out at the dullest of pub quizzes.
People who suffer from the fear of number 13, for instance, have triskaidekaphobia.
After the wins of Triskaidekaphobia (14-1) and Currency (10-1), favourite punters had finally got some respite when Lost Soldier Three (15-8) just got the better of Grampian, but Fallon had no easy task on the winner.
Longer words containing all groups include HUMPBACKED, PHRASEBOOK, SHIPBROKER, XENOPHOBIA, and TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA (fear of 13).
Shakila Ahmed, a spokesperson for Travelodge said: "It's evident that Triskaidekaphobia is hitting Britain hard.
PHOBIA HAS A NAME FEAR of the number 13 has a specifically recognised phobia, Triskaidekaphobia.
Now some folks can spell words like triskaidekaphobia or name a half-dozen obscure lakes in Asia.
A Lotto spokeswoman said: "Beat your triskaidekaphobia this Friday and buy a ticket for the EuroMillions draw at your local National Lottery agent.
Punters hoping to successfully book-end the card can do a lot worse than pledging their allegiances to Triskaidekaphobia, who can bring home the hat-trick in the Stay At The Wolverhampton Holiday Inn Handicap.