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taphephobia

[ taf-uh-foh-bee-uh ]

noun

, Psychiatry.
  1. an irrational or disproportionate fear of being buried alive.


taphephobia

/ ˌtæfɪˈfəʊbɪə /

noun

  1. med a pathological fear of being buried alive


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Derived Forms

  • ˌtapheˈphobic, adjective
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Other Words From

  • taph·e·pho·bic adjective noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of taphephobia1

First recorded in 1890–95; from Greek taphḗ “grave” + -phobia
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Word History and Origins

Origin of taphephobia1

from Greek taphos grave + -phobia

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