One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The goddess of the earth in Roman mythology.
2The planet earth. Formerly also: †the earth, the ground (obsolete).
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.
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