tetraphobia etymology

English word tetraphobia comes from English nuptial, English tetra- (Four.)

Detailed word origin of tetraphobia

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
nuptial English (eng) Capable, or characteristic, of breeding.. Of or pertaining to wedding and marriage.
tetra- English (eng) Four.
tetraphobia English (eng) Custom of avoiding the number four (4) commonly seen in East Asian countries in which the words for "4" and "death" are paronymous or homophonous.

Words with the same origin as tetraphobia

Descendants of nuptial
abe ablaze ace adrift afar afire aflame afloat afoot aforementioned ahold ajar akin aline amelia amid amiss arouse ashore aside asleep astern asystole atop awash
Descendants of tetra-
carbon tetrachloride silver tribromide tellurium tetraiodide tetrabarbital tetrabasic tetraborate tetrachloride tetrachromacy tetrachromatic tetradelphous tetradelphy tetraene tetrafluoride tetranitro tetranucleosome tetraparalogous tetrapartite tetraquark tetrasialic tetrasilicide tetrasodium tetrastarch tetrasulfonated uranium tetraiodide