terra

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See also: Terra, terrà, tèrra, and Tèrra

English[edit]

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terra (plural terrae)

  1. A rough upland or mountainous region of the moon with a relatively high albedo.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Provençal terra, from Latin terra.

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terra f (plural terres)

  1. earth
  2. sand

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terra m (plural terres)

  1. ground

Corsican[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin terra.

Noun[edit]

terra f (plural terri)

  1. earth
  2. Earth

French[edit]

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terra

  1. third-person singular past historic of terrer

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin terra.

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terra f (plural terras)

  1. soil, earth
  2. land

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terra

  1. earth
  2. ground

Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin terra.

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terra f (plural terre)

  1. earth
  2. ground
  3. soil

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ters- (dry). Cognates include Old Irish (and Irish) tír, Ancient Greek τέρσομαι (térsomai), Sanskrit तृष्यति (tṛṣyati) and Old English þurst (English thirst).

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terra f (genitive terrae); first declension

  1. Earth in its various senses, including:
    1. The ground; dry land as opposed to the sea.
    2. Soil, dirt, the top layer of the ground.
    3. The surface of the world; dry land and sea together as opposed to the heavens.
    4. The world or the globe as a celestial object.
      • 29 bc, Vergil, Georgics, III
        omne adeo genvs in terris hominvmqve ferarvmqve
        et genvs æqvorevm pecvdes pictæqve volvcres
        in fvrias ignemqve rvvnt
        So far does every species on earth of man and beast,
        whether the aquatic species, livestock, or painted-winged,
        collapse into the frenzies and the fire [of sex].
  2. Any of various lands on Earth, either natural or man-made.
    • ad 405, Jerome, Vulgate Bible, Dan. 1:2
      [] et asportavit ea in terram sennaar in domvm dei svi []
      [] which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god []

Usage note[edit]

The use of terra to describe the globe as a heavenly body was already established in antiquity, but (like Earth) gradually became treated as a proper noun Terra in New Latin as it became more indistinguishable from other planets and became treated as a simple name.

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative terra terrae
genitive terrae terrārum
dative terrae terrīs
accusative terram terrās
ablative terrā terrīs
vocative terra terrae

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Old Provençal[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin terra.

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terra f (oblique plural terras, nominative singular terra, nominative plural terras)

  1. land

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese terra, from Latin terra, from Proto-Indo-European *ters- (dry).

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terra f (plural terras)

  1. ground, land, soil
  2. earth
  3. homeland (formally "terra natal", but sometimes shortened as "terra")
    Lá na minha terra tem muitas capivaras.
    There's a lot of capybaras in my homeland.

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin terra.

Noun[edit]

terra f (plural terras)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Puter) land, soil
  2. (Rumantsch Grischun, Puter) country, land
  3. (capitalized, proper noun, Rumantsch Grischun, Puter, Vallader) the planet Earth

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Sicilian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin terra.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtɛʐʐa/
  • Hyphenation: tèr‧ra

Noun[edit]

terra f (plural terri)

  1. land
  2. earth
  3. soil
  4. ground

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