Meaning of nyctophobia in English:

nyctophobia

Pronunciation /ˌnɪktə(ʊ)ˈfəʊbɪə/

noun

mass noun
  • Extreme or irrational fear of the night or of darkness.

    ‘Other standard phobias are nyctophobia, a fear of the dark, and ochlophobia a fear of crowds, from the Greek words for night and crowd respectively.’
    • ‘For nyctophobia, try facing the darkness with another person that brings a feeling of safety, such as a parent or good friend.’
    • ‘Nyctophobia is mostly present in young children, and starts out with night terrors and a healthy fear of the boogeyman.’
    • ‘The American Medical Association believes adult Ncytophobia is very rare and usually treatable with hypnosis and believe it or not, yes prescription drugs.’

Origin

Early 20th century from Greek nux, nukt- ‘night’ + phobia.