tellus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *telh₂-o- (ground), from Proto-Indo-European *telh₂- (to bear, carry).

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Noun[edit]

tellūs f (genitive tellūris); third declension

  1. earth, ground
  2. the Earth, globe
  3. land, country

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative tellūs tellūrēs
genitive tellūris tellūrum
dative tellūrī tellūribus
accusative tellūrem tellūrēs
ablative tellūre tellūribus
vocative tellūs tellūrēs

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References[edit]

  • tellus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tellus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “tellus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • tellus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • tellus in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • tellus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • tellus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill