From Proto-Germanic *erþō. Cognate with Old Frisian erthe (West Frisian ierde), Old Saxon ertha, Old Dutch ertha (Dutch aarde), Old High German erda (German Erde), Old Norse jǫrð (Swedish jord), Gothic 𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌸𐌰 (airþa).
- earth: ground, soil, dry land.
- Drihtnes ys eorðe, and eall þæt heo mid gefyld is; and eall mancynn þe þæron eardað is Drihtnes. --Psalm 23, King Alfred Translation (Paris Psalter)
- (paganism) Synonym of : Midgard, the Earth in the traditional Germanic cosmology, conceived as a realm between heaven (Asgard) and hell (Niflheim).
- (Christian, astronomy) Earth in the Ptolemaic cosmology, conceived as a pinenut-shaped planet at the center of the universe.
Declension of eorþe (weak)