why our planet name is earth?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    All of the planets, except for Earth, were named after Greek and Roman gods and godesses. The name Earth is an English/German name which simply means the ground. It comes from the Old English words 'eor(th)e' and 'ertha'. In German it is 'erde'. The name Earth is at least 1000 years old.

  • Kevin
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Maybe we'd all have a little more respect for our planet if it had a nobler name. Something other than Earth anyway. The word comes from roots that mean base. Even today, earthy implies low or common. And why not? What's more common than earth?

    The idea of ennobling something by giving it a more dignified name is nothing new. There's empowerment, significant other, colorization, collateral damage, physically challenged, and friendly fire. So why not a prettier name for our planet? After all, earth is just another name for dirt. How would you feel if you were named dirt? I wouldn't name a dog, dirt. Do you know anyone or anything named after the Earth? The earthworm.

    All the other planets have beautifully exotic names: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Uranus, Saturn, Neptune... even Pluto sounds better than Earth. Why we've given better names to the moons of other planets--Ariel, Miranda, Triton. Where would you rather call home, Earth or Ganymede?

    Why not name our plant after our greatest minds--Hypatia, Shakespeare, Confucius, Mozart, or Einstein? How about our great matriarchal gods? Thea, Selene, Diana, or Athena. Or Ella--for the most beautiful voice our planet has ever produced.

    No wonder we treat the environment so bad. We put more thought into naming personal hygiene products. Let's face it, we call this world Earth because we've always called it Earth. And as long as we do, we'll most likely continue to treat it like dirt.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    All of the planets, except for Earth, were named after Greek and Roman gods and godesses. The name Earth is an English/German name which simply means the ground. It comes from the Old English words 'eor(th)e' and 'ertha'. In German it is 'erde'. The name Earth is at least 1000 years old.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    All of the planets, except for Earth, were named after Greek and Roman gods and godesses. The name Earth is an English/German name which simply means the ground. It comes from the Old English words 'eor(th)e' and 'ertha'. In German it is 'erde'. The name Earth is at least 1000 years old.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The word earth itself is probably derived from hebrew (eres), however the term could mean just the ground or physical material the earth is made of. There is no clear chronology that describes who or when the actual name earth was given to our specific planet.

  • iba
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    the uncomplicated call of our earth is Tellus, isn't it? Gaia is a Greek godess an importenat one. Oh now I bear in mind she became talked approximately as Tellus with the help of the Romans or Terra, which feels like Tierra = land.

  • 1 decade ago

    hProbably from Genesis, the first book of the bible. The authors of that book had no knowledge of what a planet is, the term eart was used to describe dry land.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Elements Around Rarely Think Humanly. And so the process goes on and on that humans define earth by destroying it.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because any form of dirt/Soil or solid ground that can grow life" and produce Plants, grass, Food, Water is consittered earth. if there is another place anywere in the never ending solorsestom, it may be sport to call it EARTH as well.

    God Bless. ((((HOST SOLOMON))))

  • 1 decade ago

    Its got lots of Earth (soil) in it.

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