Some logologists are word collectors at heart. Over the years, the attention of these collectors has been drawn to three very special groups of words: those ending with the suffixes -MANCY (designating a form of divination), -MANIA (describing some kind of madness, passion, or craze), and -PHOBIA, (referring to types of fear or aversion).
Houdini, Merlin X. IV
"Of Sex and Fear,"
Word Ways: Vol. 7
, Article 19.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol7/iss2/19