Apiphobia



noun

a fear of bees; also called melissaphobia

See melissophobia
Word Origin

Latin apis ‘bee’

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  • Apis

    a sacred bull worshiped at Memphis: identified originally with Ptah and later assimilated with Osiris to form the Ptolemaic Serapis. Historical Examples Chief among the multitude of idols or symbols was the god Apis, represented by a bull. Bible Animals; J. G. Wood These are all the rules which I have so far been able […]

  • Apises

    a sacred bull worshiped at Memphis: identified originally with Ptah and later assimilated with Osiris to form the Ptolemaic Serapis. noun (in ancient Egypt) a sacred bull worshipped at Memphis



  • Apish

    having the qualities, appearance, or ways of an . slavishly imitative. foolishly affected; silly. Historical Examples But this apish monkey fashion of effeminate niceness, out upon it! The Mermaid Series. Edited by H. Ellis. The best plays of the old dramatists. Thomas Dekker. Edited, with an introduction and notes by Ernest Rhys. Thomas Dekker This […]

  • Apivorous

    feeding on bees, as certain birds. adjective eating bees: apivorous birds



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