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counterearth

[ koun-ter-urth ]
/ ˈkaʊn tərˌɜrθ /
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noun
(in Pythagorean astronomy) a planet, out of sight from our part of the earth, whose shadow upon the sun and moon, cast by a central fire that is also out of sight, causes the eclipses.
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Also called antichthon.

Origin of counterearth

1855–60; counter- + earth, as translation of Greek antíchthōn
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