Ipsiphobic? Not quite.
Mark A Mandel
mam at THEWORLD.COM
Mon Apr 22 20:53:34 UTC 2002
On Mon, 22 Apr 2002, sagehen wrote:
#Mark M writes:
#>. Greek "oikos"
#>'house' comes to mind, but that's not precise enough, and its commonest
#>form in English would yield "ecophobia": not what you want, with
#>productive "eco-" having been totally absorbed by 'ecology'!
#Isn't this also the root of the *-oecious* in the botanic terms
#*monoecious* & *dioecious?*
Yes, I would think so.
# To deconflate from eco- combinations, how about OECIOPHOBIC?
Well, yes, but it's more puzzling than "oikiophobic": you felt you had
to supply a pronunciation. IMHO; YMMV.
-- Mark A. Mandel
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