tellus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *telh₂-o- ‎(ground), from Proto-Indo-European *telh₂- ‎(to bear, carry). Compare Ancient Greek τλάντος ‎(tlántos, bearing, suffering), τολμέω ‎(tolméō, to carry, bear), τελαμών ‎(telamṓn, broad strap for bearing something), Ἄτλας ‎(Átlas, the 'Bearer' of Heaven), Lithuanian tiltas ‎(bridge), Sanskrit तुला ‎(tulā, balance), तुलयति ‎(tulayati, lifts up, weighs), Latin tollō ‎(to bear, support), tulī ‎(I bore), tolerō ‎(to bear, endure), lātus ‎(borne), Old English þolian ‎(to endure) (English thole), Old Armenian թողում ‎(tʿołum, I allow).

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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.

Number 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]

  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers
  • tellus” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.