Pronounced: OH-tik (alt: AHT-ik), adj
Notes: A simple word, but I didn’t know it
The word taphephobia means “the fear of being buried alive in a grave”
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).