Definition of Tellus in English:

Tellus

noun

  • 1The goddess of the earth in Roman mythology.

  • 2The planet earth. Formerly also: †the earth, the ground (obsolete).

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Lydgate (c1370–c1449), poet and prior of Hatfield Regis. From classical Latin tellūs earth, ground, also personified as a goddess, planet earth from the same Indo-European base as theal.

Pronunciation

Tellus

/ˈtɛləs/