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    How Did Earth Get Its Name?

    The Origins of Earth’s Name The name “Earth” has its roots in Old English and Germanic languages. In Old English, it was spelled “eor(th)e” or “ertha,” which likely comes from a Proto-Germanic word meaning “ground” or “soil.” The same root is also found in the German word “Erde” and the Dutch word “Aarde.” The ancient Greeks and Romans also had…

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