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

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tellūs f (genitive tellūris); third declension

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


Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative tellūs tellūrēs
Genitive tellūris tellūrum
Dative tellūrī tellūribus
Accusative tellūrem tellūrēs
Ablative tellūre tellūribus
Vocative tellūs tellūrēs


Derived terms[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
  • tellus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • tellus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • 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