(Greek: lightning; the Greek verb strapto means "to hurl")
astraphobia, astrapophobia (s) (noun); astraphobias, astrapophobias (pl)
A horrific fear of the earsplitting, explosive clamor and bolts of bright lights from the sky: Astrapophobia presents an air of terrifying finality, like the clap of doom, and some people tremble at the thought of being struck by lightning, and therefore they have a horror of thunderstorms.
astraphobiac, astrapophobiaiac (s) (noun); astraphobiacs, astrapophobiaiacs (pl)
A person who has an abnormal fear of streaks of flashes from the sky: There are astrapophobiacs who fear lightning so much that they will not go outdoors on a day when rain is forecast.
Here lies a man who was killed by lightning.
He died when his prospects seemed to be brightening.
astrapomancy (s) (noun), astrapomancies (pl)
Divination, or fortune telling, by observing and interpreting lightning.
astrapomania (s) (noun); astrapomanias (pl)
An unusually strong fascination or crazy desire to see lightening and thunder storms.
astrapomaniac (s) (noun); astrapomaniacs (pl)
Any one who has an unusual fondness for or a strong attraction to lightning: Astrapomaniacs had better hope that lightning does not have an attraction to them!
Astrapotherium magnum (Great Lightning Beast)
An extinct South American mammal which vaguely resembled a cross between a small elephant, and a very large tapir.
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