Words at Play : Top 10 Unusual Phobias, Vol. 2

#3: Aichmophobia

What It Is:

A morbid fear of sharp or pointed objects (such as a needle or a pointing finger)

About the Word:

At the root of this word lies an iconic pointed object of the ancient world: the Greek aikhmē means "spear" or "javelin."

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