terra

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See also: Terra, terrà, tèrra, and Tèrra

English[edit]

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terra ‎(plural terras or terrae)

  1. A rough upland or mountainous region of the moon with a relatively high albedo.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Provençal terra, from Latin terra.

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terra f ‎(plural terres)

  1. earth
  2. land

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terra m ‎(plural terres)

  1. ground

Corsican[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin terra.

Noun[edit]

terra f ‎(plural terri)

  1. earth
  2. Earth

French[edit]

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terra

  1. third-person singular past historic of terrer

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin terra.

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terra f ‎(plural terras)

  1. soil, earth
  2. land

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Interlingue[edit]

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terra

  1. earth
  2. ground

Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin terra.

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terra f ‎(plural terre)

  1. earth
  2. ground
  3. soil

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ters- ‎(dry). Cognates include Old Irish (and Irish) tír, Ancient Greek τέρσομαι ‎(térsomai), Sanskrit तृष्यति ‎(tṛṣyati) and Old English þurst (English thirst).

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terra f ‎(genitive terrae); first declension

  1. ground, dry land
  2. earth, soil, dirt
  3. Earth's surface (dry land and sea together; as opposed to the heavens)
    • 29 bc, Vergil, Georgics, III
      omne adeo genvs in terris hominvmqve ferarvmqve
      et genvs æqvorevm pecvdes pictæqve volvcres
      in fvrias ignemqve rvvnt
      So far does every species on earth of man and beast,
      whether the aquatic species, livestock, or painted-winged,
      collapse into the frenzies and the fire [of sex].
  4. the world, the globe, earth as a celestial object
  5. a land, a region
    • ad 405, Jerome, Vulgate Bible, Dan. 1:2
      [] et asportavit ea in terram sennaar in domvm dei svi []
      [] which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god []

Usage notes[edit]

The use of terra to describe the globe as a heavenly body was already established in antiquity, but (like Earth) gradually became treated as a proper noun Terra in New Latin as it became more indistinguishable from other planets and became treated as a simple name.

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative terra terrae
genitive terrae terrārum
dative terrae terrīs
accusative terram terrās
ablative terrā terrīs
vocative terra terrae

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Neapolitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin terra.

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terra f (plural terre)

  1. land

Old Provençal[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin terra.

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terra f ‎(oblique plural terras, nominative singular terra, nominative plural terras)

  1. land

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese terra, from Latin terra, from Proto-Indo-European *ters- ‎(dry).

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terra f (plural terras)

  1. land; region; territory (area associated with something)
    Cuidado, essa é a terra dos caçadores de cabeças.
    Be careful, this is the land of the headhunters.
  2. ground (the surface of the Earth outside buildings)
    Deixa essa pedra na terra.
    Leave this rock on the ground.
  3. land; property (partitioned and measurable area owned by someone)
    Compramos uma terra para criar gado.
    We bought land to raise cattle.
  4. (sailing) land; dry land; ground (places outside a body of water)
    Após meses de viagem, finalmente chegaram em terra.
    After months of travel, they finally arrived on land.
  5. earth; soil (mixture of sand and organic material found on the ground)
    Tua camisa está suja de terra.
    Your shirt is dirty with soil.
  6. land; homeland
    Lá na minha terra tem muitas capivaras.
    There are a lot of capybaras in my homeland.

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terra f

  1. Alternative letter-case form of Terra

Verb[edit]

terra

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of terrar
  2. second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of terrar

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin terra.

Noun[edit]

terra f (plural terras)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Puter) land, soil
  2. (Rumantsch Grischun, Puter) country, land
  3. (capitalized, proper noun, Rumantsch Grischun, Puter, Vallader) the planet Earth

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Sicilian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin terra.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtɛʐʐa/
  • Hyphenation: tèr‧ra

Noun[edit]

terra f (plural terri)

  1. land
  2. earth
  3. soil
  4. ground

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