The term was coined by CashEssentials and means the fear of handling Money in physical form such as banknotes and coins. More. The word is a combination of ancient Greek words ‘daktylos’ meaning finger, ‘chermato’ meaning From the Latin word moneta, nickname that was given by Romans to the goddess Juno because there was a minting workshop next to her temple. Money is any item that is generally accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts, such as taxes, in a particular region, country or socio-economic context. Its onset dates back to the origins of humanity and its physical representation has taken on very varied forms until the appearance of metal coins. The banknote, a typical representati... More and ‘phobos’ meaning deep aversion, dread or fear.