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Thalassophobia can include fear of being in large bodies of water, fear of the vast emptiness of the sea, of sea waves, and fear of distance from land.
- "thalass(o)-, comb. form". OED Online. Oxford University Press. June 2018. Retrieved August 7, 2018. (Subscription required (help)).
from Greek θάλασσα sea, and θαλάσσιος marine, formative elements of learned words. ... thalassophobia [is] a morbid dread of the sea.
- Snyder, Kari (2003). "Attack of the Water Monster". Boating. New York: Hachette Filipacchi Media. 76 (4): 44. ISSN 0006-5374.
Thalassophobia is the fear of the sea and can be associated with the fear of water or waves, fear of the vast emptiness, or fear of distance from land.
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