acrophobia etymology

English word acrophobia comes from English nuptial, English acro- (Extremity. Peak. Sharp. Tip.)

Detailed word origin of acrophobia

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
nuptial English (eng) Capable, or characteristic, of breeding.. Of or pertaining to wedding and marriage.
acro- English (eng) Extremity. Peak. Sharp. Tip.
acrophobia English (eng) Fear of heights.

Words with the same origin as acrophobia

Descendants of nuptial
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Descendants of acro-
acroagnosis acroanaesthesia acroasphyxia acrobrachycephaly acrocallosal acrocephaly acrocyanosis acrocyanotic acrodermatosis acrodrome acrodysplasia acrofacial acrognosis acrohyperhidrosis acrolect acroleukopathy acromelalgia acropathy acrophase acrophony acrophyte acropigmentation acrosyndesis beth