Pronounced: WIH-lih-waw, noun

Notes: I’ve run across the word in reading an had an idea of the meaning from the context, but I found the origin interesting

Yesterday’s word

The word ailurophobia is “a fear of cats”

First usage

This word showed up in the first decade of the 1900s

Background / Comments

As with many of the “phobia” words, the source is Greek; the combination of ailuro- (cat) and phobia (fear).

Published by Richard

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

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