Terra

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Terra ‎(goddess of the earth; the Earth itself)

Proper noun[edit]

Terra

  1. (Roman mythology) The Roman earth goddess, equivalent in the interpretatio graeca to Gaea.
  2. (astronomy) The planet Earth.
  3. A female given name.

Usage notes[edit]

The usage of Terra as a name for the planet Earth is particularly common among English-language science fiction writers. Terra had been the official name of Earth for many centuries in the scientific community due to the use of Latin as international science tongue [1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 1st ed. "terra, n." Oxford University Press (Oxford), 1911.

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Catalan[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Terra f

  1. Earth

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Galician[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Terra f

  1. Earth

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɛrra/, [ˈt̪ɛr.ra]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: tèr‧ra
  • Homophone: terra

Proper noun[edit]

la Terra f

  1. Earth

Proper noun[edit]

Terra

  1. (astrology) The astrological element Earth that comprises the three earth signs (Toro, Vergine and Capricorno)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From terra ‎(earth), to distinguish the goddess or planet from its other senses.

Proper noun[edit]

Terra f ‎(genitive Terrae); first declension

  1. (Roman mythology) The Roman earth goddess, equivalent in the interpretatio graeca to Gaea.
  2. (New Latin) The planet Earth.

Portuguese[edit]

Terra

Etymology[edit]

From Latin terra.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Terra f

  1. Earth

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