Triskaidekaphobia – Irrational fear of the number thirteen
Triskaidekaphobia is a combination of multiple Greek words. Τρεῖς (tres) three, χαί (kai), δέχα (deka) ten and, or course φόβος (phobos) fear.
This word came up in a Greek class this morning, as we were learning the numbers.
Triskaidekaphobia explains why some high rises do not have a thirteenth floor.
I suspect I may have triskaidekaphobia as my own home does not have a thirteenth floor. Or, twelfth, eleventh, tenth, ninth, eighth, seventh, sixth, fifth, fourth, or third. Turns out, I may have an irrational fear of multiple numbers.
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