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EtymologyEdit

From New Latin, from Latin, from Ancient Greek -φοβία (-phobía) (see ὑδροφοβία (hudrophobía, fear of water)), from φόβος (phóbos, fear).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌfəʊbi.ə/ (primary stress will usually be in the word or prefix that is affixed)

SuffixEdit

-phobia

  1. Used to form nouns meaning fear of a specific thing.
    e.g. claustrophobia
  2. (analogy) Used to form nouns meaning hate, dislike, contempt, or repression of a specific thing.
    e.g. homophobia

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