Terra etymology


Latin word terra comes from Proto-Indo-European *tr̥s-

Etymology of terra

Detailed word origin of terra

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*tr̥s- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
terra Latin (lat) the world, the globe, earth as a celestial object. Earth's surface (dry land and sea together; as opposed to the heavens). A land, a region, a country. Earth, soil, dirt. Ground, dry land.