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What phobia is the fear of forgetting?


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May 27, 2010 4:31AM

lethophobia, from the Greek, λήθη, forgetfulness. Also, the name of the river of the Underworld in Greek myth, which, once crossed, causes the dead to forget their former lives.

Cognate of lethargeo, to forget; lethargos, forgetful.

Cf. Liddell & Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, Clarendon Press 1940.