Terra Australis

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Literally, "Southern Land".


  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈter.ra au̯sˈtraː.lis/, [ˈt̪ɛrːä äu̯s̠ˈt̪räːlʲɪs̠]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈter.ra au̯sˈtra.lis/, [ˈt̪ɛrːä äu̯sˈt̪räːlis]

Proper noun[edit]

Terra Austrālis f sg (genitive Terrae Austrālis); first declension

  1. (geography) A hypothetical continent proposed, prior to the discovery of Australia, to exist in the Southern Hemisphere.
  2. A former name for the continent of Australia after its discovery.


First-declension noun with a third-declension adjective, singular only.

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

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