brontophobia (n.)

"fear of thunder and thunderstorms," 1905 (but it appears in Flügel's 1891 German-English dictionary, translated as Gewitterfurcht), with -phobia + Greek bronte "thunder,"which is perhaps from PIE imitative root *bhrem- "to growl." Brontes was the name of one of the Cyclopes in Greek mythology, and bronteion was the name of the ancient theatrical machine for producing a sound of thunder.

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