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

#2: Kathisophobia

What It Is:

Fear of sitting down

About the Word:

The Greek kathizein means to sit down.

Kathizein also developed into a term used in the Eastern Orthodox Church: acathistus literally means "standing hymn," because churchgoers stand while they sing it.

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