cynophobia

Pronounced: sigh-nuh-FOE-bee-uh, noun

Notes: Clearly, a fear (phobia) of some kind…


Yesterday’s word

The word corvine means “of or relating to the crows : resembling a crow”

Background / Comments

The word comes from Latin corvinus, which comes from corvus (raven). Interestingly, “raven” doesn’t come from this, but from Old English hrœfn, which is related to Old High German hraban.

First usage

This word goes back to the mid-1600s.

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Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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