How did Earth get its name?

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How did Earth get its name?

Planets and Their Names:

The majority of the planets in our solar system are named after the Roman or Greek gods. For instance, Saturn is named after the Roman god of agriculture, Uranus is the Greek god of the heavens, and Mars is the Roman god of war. The only planet in our solar system not to be named after one of these gods is ours, Earth.

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The name for Earth comes from the old English and German words for ground. In English the words Earth was taken from are "eor(th)e" and...

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