See also: terra, tèrra, terrà, and Tèrra

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin Terra (goddess of the earth; the Earth itself)

Proper nounEdit

Terra

  1. (Roman mythology) The Roman earth goddess, equivalent in the interpretatio graeca to Gaea.
  2. (astronomy) The planet Earth.
  3. A female given name.

Usage notesEdit

In English, the usage of Terra as a name for the planet Earth is particularly common among science fiction writers. Terra had been used for many centuries in the scientific community due to the use of Latin as the international science tongue. [1] It is a common misconception that “Terra” is the internationally-recognized scientific name of the planet, but in reality Earth does not have an official international name. The standard English name of the planet, including in science, is “Earth”.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 1st ed. "terra, n." Oxford University Press Oxford), 1911.

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CatalanEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Terra f

  1. Earth

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GalicianEdit

 
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Proper nounEdit

Terra f

  1. Earth

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ItalianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From terra (land)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɛrra/, [ˈt̪ɛr.ra]
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  • Hyphenation: tèr‧ra
  • Homophone: terra

Proper nounEdit

Terra f

  1. (astronomy) Earth
  2. (astrology) The astrological element Earth that comprises the three earth signs (Toro, Vergine and Capricorno)

See alsoEdit

Solar System in Italian · sistema solare (layout · text)
Star Sole
Planets and
most likely
dwarf planets
Mercurio Venere Terra Marte Cerere Giove Saturno Urano Nettuno Plutone Haumea Makemake Eris
Notable
moons
Luna Fobos
Deimos
Ganimede
Callisto
Io
Europa
Titano
Rea
Giapeto
Dione
Teti
Encelado
Mimas
Titania
Oberon
Umbriel
Ariel
Miranda
Tritone Caronte
Idra
Notte
Cerbero
Stige
Hiʻiaka
Namaka
(MK2) Disnomia

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From terra (earth), to distinguish the goddess or planet from its other senses.

Proper nounEdit

Terra f sg (genitive Terrae); first declension

  1. (Roman mythology) The Roman earth goddess, equivalent in the interpretatio graeca to Gaea.
  2. (New Latin) The planet Earth.

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Terra
Genitive Terrae
Dative Terrae
Accusative Terram
Ablative Terrā
Vocative Terra

PortugueseEdit

 
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Terra

EtymologyEdit

From Latin terra.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Portugal, Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈtɛʁɐ/

Proper nounEdit

Terra f

  1. Earth

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