How Did Earth Get Its Name?


The word Earth is a descendant of the Old English word erda, which meant ground or soil. The word erda evolved into eorthe later in the Old English period, then became erthe in Middle English. From erthe, the word became earth.
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The name for the planet Earth comes from the Proto-Indo-European word 'er', meaning 'ground'.
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