Fear of hearing the truth

Latin translation: alethephobia

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English term or phrase:Fear of hearing the truth
Latin translation:alethephobia
Entered by: cca

20:10 Aug 28, 2002
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English term or phrase: Fear of hearing the truth
A fear of hearing the truth

(as in phobias)
linda
alethephobia
Explanation:
phobia's are derived from the ancient Greek.
"aletheia" is ancient Greek for "truth".
In real, my proposal is a neologism, I think. I don't know if there is a particular word for pathological lying.
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cca
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Thanks, All the Answers were very helpful, I had a hard time picking One. Linda
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5horror veritatis
cca
4 +1True - Vera
cillegio
5veri metus audiendi.
David Wigtil
4True - Vera
cillegio
3alethephobia
cca


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True - Vera


Explanation:
Verophobia



    Reference: http://www.google.com/search?q=verophobia&hl=ru&lr=&ie=UTF-8...
    Reference: http://catholic.archives.nd.edu/cgi-bin/lookdown.pl?true
cillegio
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agree  Tudor Soiman: vereor veritas audire/truth=veritas
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True - Vera


Explanation:
Verophobia



    Reference: http://www.google.com/search?q=verophobia&hl=ru&lr=&ie=UTF-8...
    Reference: http://catholic.archives.nd.edu/cgi-bin/lookdown.pl?true
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veri metus audiendi.


Explanation:
There are several options, in part because there are multiple Latin words for "fear" and for "truth".

VERI AUDIENDI: "of hearing (the) truth" -- a Latin gerundive construction built from VERUM, "(a/the" truth" or "(a/the) true thing/fact", and AUDIO, AUDIRE, "hear" [English "very, verify, veracity, aver", French "vrai" and "ve'rite'", etc., all derive from this VER- root.]

METUS: "fear, dread, anxiety, awe" [Spanish "miedo" is simply the <<modern Latin>> form of the ancient "metus".]

Other Latin words for "fear" might include "timor, pavor, terror, formido", and others.

Other Latin words for "truth" might include "veritas, res, fides", and others.

In view of the great flexibility of Latin word order, I have chosen the bracketing construction, placing "metus" in the middle.

--Loquamur, Ph. D. in ancient Greek
College professor of ancient Greek, Latin, German, French, and Spanish


David Wigtil
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horror veritatis


Explanation:
abhorrence of the truth
I choose this one because of its similarity to "horror vacui" (abhorrence of the void), which is an existing notion.
horror = horror
veritatis, genitive of veritas (truth)


cca
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alethephobia


Explanation:
phobia's are derived from the ancient Greek.
"aletheia" is ancient Greek for "truth".
In real, my proposal is a neologism, I think. I don't know if there is a particular word for pathological lying.

cca
Belgium
Local time: 22:39
PRO pts in pair: 2
Grading comment
Thanks, All the Answers were very helpful, I had a hard time picking One. Linda
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