Who named this planet Earth?
When was 'Earth' first used to name this planet and who named it? Also, why did they choose this name?
- Gary BLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
That goes WAAAYY back in antiquity, even well before the bible was written.
"Earth", when used in a different context, also means "dirt, "soil", or "land" 9as opposed to "ocean" or "sea"). In this context, "earth" is used to refer to whole dirty, soiled, land-mass of a planet.
In Genesis, the Hebrew word "erets" is used to indicate "earth" right in Genesis 1:1! The same word, "erets", is used in the rest of the Old Testament to indicate land, dirt, soil, or the whole planet. We thus KNOW that the idea of using the same word for all meanings goes back at least 3500 years.
Just WHO started this idea is completely unknown. That record was never kept.
the name "earth" is an Anglicized word. It is not the same in all languages. Why "earth" was chosen is ALSO unknown, but there does seem to be some relationship between "Earth" and the Hebrew "erets", indicating a possible biblical connection.
- 4 years ago
Ok well I'm Gona claim this ownership as I seem to be the one who has solved this puzzle.
Earth is home to humans
Heart is core to humans
Without the earth we can not exist
Without the heart we can not exist
The word earth comes from the word heart.
Which one was created first who knows my guess is it was at the same time. the earth is us and our heart is the earth. Our two hands create this connecting bond. If anybody else wants to join in on my discussion please feel free too
- RegeneratedLv 61 decade ago
This planet was the only planet that wasn't named after a god of something. For instance, Mars is the Roman god of war. We don't know who.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
variations on the name have been used throughout recorded history.
the ground below our feet was called "earth" long before anybody knew its true nature. the name stuck. just like the sun and the moon, all were named long before anybody knew their true nature and understood that they were members of classes, not unique objects.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
Who named England England?
Who named flowers flowers?
It's impossible to know
- 1 decade ago
i dont know who but i know why
you know earth is from the word eort that means
soil or land..
you know that earth has the only
definite soil or land...Source(s): brain