Earth, Elements, Female, Lithuanian mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Word names, Z names

Zemina

Zemina is a Czech and Slovak word meaning “earth, soil” as well as also being a Persian word  (زمینه) meaning “background, setting, context” though spelled Zamin/Zameen (زمین) it’s a Persian and Urdu word meaning “earth, land, ground, soil”. The name comes from Lithuanian žemė (land, earth) from Proto-Balto-Slavic *źemē (earth) via Proto-Indo-European *dʰéǵʰōm (earth) from *dʰeǵʰ-, the same root word from which Zamin/Zameen comes from. Zemina (also spelled Žemyna) is a Lithuanian earth goddess. Zemina is also a surname though I couldn’t find much information behind it. It could be derived from the Czech and Slovak word but that’s just a guess on my part.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Zamina (Arabic, Persian)
  • Žemyna (Lithuanian)

 

Male forms:

  • Zemin (Persian)

 

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