Words at Play : Top 10 Unusual Phobias, Vol. 1

#9: Taphephobia

What It Is:

Fear of being buried alive.

Word History:

The Greek word taphē means burial or grave.

Bonus Points:

You can see the same Greek root in the English word epitaph (an inscription on a tomb).

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