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Postby biko » Fri Apr 30, 2004 8:20 pm

I read somewhere that the original prefixes for different types of phobias were in Greek. I was wondering if anybody knew what "decoy-phobia" would be. I used a free translation service, but it couldn't give it to me in English characters/spelled phonetically. δόλωμα
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Re: phobias

Postby Kerastes » Sat May 01, 2004 2:30 pm

biko wrote:I read somewhere that the original prefixes for different types of phobias were in Greek.

This is true. Find a Greek word, stick it onto phobia (or philia) and you have the fear of (or liking for) whatever it is.

I was wondering if anybody knew what "decoy-phobia" would be. I used a free translation service, but it couldn't give it to me in English characters/spelled phonetically. δόλωμα

The word I found in my little dictionary is [face=SPIonic]do/loj[/face] (dolos), which would yield dolophobia, though I wonder whether there might be a better name for such a condition, more indicative of its psychological roots.

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Postby biko » Sat May 01, 2004 6:23 pm

thanks for your help
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