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Tellus

[ tel-uhs ]
/ ˈtɛl əs /
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noun Classical Mythology
an ancient Roman goddess of the earth, marriage, and fertility, identified with the Greek goddess Gaia.
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Origin of Tellus

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, from Latin tellūs “earth, the earth”
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British Dictionary definitions for Tellus

Tellus
/ (ˈtɛləs) /

noun
the Roman goddess of the earth; protectress of marriage, fertility, and the dead
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