Pronounced: OH-tik (alt: AHT-ik), adj

Notes: A simple word, but I didn’t know it

Yesterday’s word

The word taphephobia means “the fear of being buried alive in a grave”

First usage

This word came into English in the late 1800s

Background / Comments

As with most of the “phobia” words, the origin is Greek. The Greek word taphḗ (grave) is combined with the well-known -phobia (fear).

Published by Richard

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

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