Origin of tellurian1
Definition for tellurian (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for tellurian
Truly you have made a notable achievement in science, Tellurian friends, and we congratulate you upon its accomplishment.Spacehounds of IPC|Edward Elmer Smith
Including the Tellurian and the Margonian, we now have forty-eight regions defined.
Roger is undoubtedly of Tellurian parentage, and the story is that his father was a moon-pirate, his mother a Greek adventuress.
They were asexual: sexless to a degree unapproached by any form of Tellurian life higher than the yeasts.
Jim, what are the Tellurian figures for exactly five hundred miles up?
British Dictionary definitions for tellurian
Word Origin for tellurian
Word Origin and History for tellurian
"pertaining to the earth," 1846, from Latin tellus (genitive telluris) "earth," from PIE root *tel- "ground, floor" (cf. Lithuanian telinat "spread out, flat," Sanskrit talam "plain, sole of the foot," Old Church Slavonic tilo "floor," Greek telia "dice board," Old Irish talam "earth," Old Norse þilja "plank"). The chemical telluride is attested from 1849.