Earth, Elements, Female, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Surname names, T names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Terra

Terra is the Latin word for “earth, soil; dry land” and in Roman mythology Terra is the name of a goddess of earth which derives from a PIE root word *ters- (dry), and is also a word in Italian, Galician and Catalan derived from Latin. It’s also possible that Terra is a variant spelling of Tara, (which can be pronounced either as ter-ra or tar-a) an anglicized form of Irish Teamhair meaning “high place” or “high hill” from temair. The name comes from a place in Ireland called the Hill of Tara which according to tradition was the seat of the high kings of Ireland.

Terra is also a Catalan and Portuguese surname which either derives from any place name called Terra or as a topographic name from terra.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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