Terra

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See also: terra, tèrra, terrà, and Tèrra

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]

In English, the usage of Terra as a name for the planet Earth is particularly common among science fiction writers. Terra had been used for many centuries in the scientific community due to the use of Latin as the international science tongue. [1] It is a common misconception that “Terra” is the internationally-recognized scientific name of the planet, but in reality Earth does not have an official international name. The standard English name of the planet, including in science, is “Earth”.

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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]

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Proper noun[edit]

Terra f

  1. Earth

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Galician[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Terra f

  1. Earth

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From terra (land).

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Terra f

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

See also[edit]

Solar System in Italian · sistema solare (layout · text)
Star Sole
Planets and
most likely
dwarf planets
Mercurio Venere Terra Marte Cerere Giove Saturno Urano Nettuno Plutone
Notable
moons
Luna Fobos
Deimos
Io
Europa
Ganimede
Callisto
Mimas
Encelado
Teti
Dione
Rea
Titano
Giapeto

Miranda
Ariel
Umbriel
Titania
Oberon
Tritone Caronte
Stige
Notte
Cerbero
Idra

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Terra f sg (genitive Terrae); first declension

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

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular
Nominative Terra
Genitive Terrae
Dative Terrae
Accusative Terram
Ablative Terrā
Vocative Terra

Portuguese[edit]

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Terra

Etymology[edit]

From Latin terra.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

  • Hyphenation: Ter‧ra

Proper noun[edit]

Terra f

  1. Earth

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