Who named our planet "Earth"?

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    i know. isn't that a stupid name for a planet? probably the only worse name for a planet than "dirt" would be "sh|t," though perhaps more appropriate.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Actually, it's official name should be Terra.

  • 3 weeks ago

    The Kurgans, a Bronze Age people in the Pontic Steppe who referred to the ground by a similar name. It can't be traced back further because written records only enable their language to be constructed rather than the common ancestor of it and other languages.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    The choice was between Earth , Fire , Air and Water -- though Aristotle suggested Aether .

    But Earth won -- and aether was eventually used for something else .

  • 3 weeks ago

    No one really knows the certainty. Back as far as languages, like 5000 years, a form of Egyptian(pre Latin) was Terra which translates to soil or the ground. "Earth" came later from early Greek that is an anglo-saxon morph.

    Luna was given to the moon, Sol to the sun, it all goes back to naming's of the constellations and mythology.

    What is in a name?

  • 3 weeks ago

    The Name Earth won it win a Poll against Jennifer

  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    English people...Welsh people call it " Y Ddaear".

  • 3 weeks ago

    actual person, if there is one, which I doubt, is lost in antiquity.

    wikipedia:

    The modern English word Earth developed from a wide variety of Middle English forms, which derived from an Old English noun most often spelled eorðe. Other languages had equivalents, such as terra in latin: the ground, the soil, dry land, the human world, the surface of the world, etc.

    Originally, earth was written in lowercase, and from early Middle English, its definite sense as "the globe" was expressed as the earth. By Early Modern English, many nouns were capitalized, and the earth became (and often remained) the Earth, particularly when referenced along with other heavenly bodies. 

  • 3 weeks ago

    No one knows who came up with the word Earth. The word Earth comes from both English and German languages which means ground.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Earth is just the english word for dirt, everyone agreed where we lvie is dirt

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