“the science of description of the earth’s surface in its present condition,” 1540s, from Middle French géographie (15c.), from Latin geographia, from Greekgeographia “description of the earth’s surface,” from geo- “earth” + -graphia “description” (see -graphy).
word-forming element meaning “earth, the Earth,” ultimately from Greek geo-, comb. form of Attic and Ionic ge “the earth, land, a land or country” (see Gaia).
Earth as a goddess, from Greek Gaia, spouse of Uranus, mother of the Titans, personification of gaia “earth” (as opposed to heaven), “land” (as opposed to sea), “a land, country, soil;” it is a collateral form of ge (Dorian ga) “earth,” which is of unknown origin and perhaps from a pre-Indo-European language of Greece. The Roman equivalent goddess of the earth was Tellus (see tellurian), sometimes used in English poetically or rhetorically for “Earth personified” or “the Earth as a planet.”
“pertaining to the earth,” 1846, from -ian + Latin tellus (genitive telluris) “earth, land, ground; the earth” (related to Tellus, Roman goddess of the earth), from PIE root *tel- “ground, floor” (cognates: 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, Middle Dutch dele “plank”). As a noun, “inhabitant of Earth” (with reference to supposed inhabitants of other worlds) from 1847.
Hebrew Lexicon :: H8510 (KJV)
mound, heap, heap of ruins
mound (of ruin-heap of city)
mound, hill (of elevation on which city stood)
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
A person in a building on a hill (tel) on the earth (mound).
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