Toxicophobia

In class yesterday, we looked at the Greek word for fear, phobia.  There are, of course, so many English words derived from this Greek word.  This one, though, I found particularly fascinating.

Toxicophobia: the fear of poison; A morbid fear of poisons, or the fear of being poisoned.  From Latin toxicum (poison).  The Latin word came from the Ancient Greek τοξικόν (toxikon) which was the poison applied to arrowheads.  The Greek word τοξικόν derived from τοξικός (toxikos), a word pertaining to arrows or archery.  The old Greek word for bow was τόξον (tóxon).