Pronounced: splih-NEH-tick, adj
Notes: This is a word I should have known, but didn’t
The word cremnophobia is “a fear of precipices or cliffs”
This is a relatively recent word; it showed up in the early 1900s
Background / Comments
As I noted, this is not fear or cremation; the -phobia we known to be “fear of”, and the first part comes from Latin cremnos (overhanging cliff). As someone said, “I’m not afraid of heights; just of falling from them.”
I don’t know how well known it is, but I happen to know the meaning of quisling from my reading, so I didn’t use it. If you don’t know it, look it up and enjoy the origin.