13
Apr
misssecretagent:

It’s Friday the 13th… some interesting etymology about the day of ghoulish superstitions…The fear of Friday the 13th has been called friggatriskaidekaphobia, Frigga being the name of the Norse goddess for whom “Friday” is named and triskaidekaphobia meaning fear of the number thirteen. This fear is also called paraskevidekatriaphobia, a concatenation of the Greek words Paraskevi (Παρασκευή, meaning “Friday”), and dekatreís (δεκατρείς, meaning “thirteen”) attached to phobía (φόβος, meaning “fear”).

misssecretagent:

It’s Friday the 13th… some interesting etymology about the day of ghoulish superstitions…

The fear of Friday the 13th has been called friggatriskaidekaphobia, Frigga being the name of the Norse goddess for whom “Friday” is named and triskaidekaphobia meaning fear of the number thirteen. This fear is also called paraskevidekatriaphobia, a concatenation of the Greek words Paraskevi (Παρασκευή, meaning “Friday”), and dekatreís (δεκατρείς, meaning “thirteen”) attached to phobía (φόβος, meaning “fear”).