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adjective: Relating to or inhabiting Earth.
noun: An inhabitant of Earth.
From Latin tellus (earth). Tellus, also known as Terra, was the goddess of the earth in Roman mythology. Earliest documented use: 1846.
“Life without him was less imaginable than a tellurian’s camping-tent on a mountain in the moon.”
Vladimir Nabokov; The Real Life of Sebastian Knight; New Directions Publishers; 1941.
“We Tellurians, or Earth-dwellers, have always wondered about the existence of life on other worlds.”
Howard Williams; Book Briefs; The Press (Christchurch, New Zealand); Sep 29, 2007.
See more usage examples of tellurian in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The Supreme Ethical Rule: Act so as to elicit the best in others and thereby in thyself. -Felix Adler, professor, lecturer, and reformer (13 Aug 1851-1933)