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What does the word tellus mean? In the research sites we see the word "Earth" as meaning, but there is an article that cites the Latin word as "sense of the way of man".

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    Can you cite the article? – C. M. Weimer Sep 5 '17 at 10:16
  • I agree with @C.M.Weimer: It would be very useful to cite the source of the translation "sense of the way of man". That would also help us give a more tailored answer. – Joonas Ilmavirta Sep 5 '17 at 15:15
  • Apart from the fact that "sense of the way of man" is meaningless in English. – fdb Sep 6 '17 at 22:28
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Tellūs, tellūris is a rather poetic word meaning "earth", both in the sense of "soil" and in the sense of "the globe". Sometimes it's used like the Greek Gaea to mean a personification of the Earth. I've never heard of it meaning a "sense of the way of man".

For more information, see Wiktionary (less reliable) or Lewis and Short (more reliable).

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