earthling vs tellurian what difference

what is difference between earthling and tellurian

English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɜːθlɪŋ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɝθlɪŋ/
  • Hyphenation: earth‧ling

Etymology 1

From Middle English erthling (farmer, ploughman) [and other forms] (in glossaries), from Old English ierþling, eorþling (farmer, husbandman, ploughman) [and other forms], from eorþe (ground; dirt; planet Earth) (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁er- (earth)) + -ling (suffix forming personal nouns). The English word is analysable as earth +‎ -ling.

Noun

earthling (plural earthlings)

  1. (obsolete except historical) One who tills the earth; a farmer, a husbandman, a ploughman.

Etymology 2

See Earthling.

Noun

earthling (plural earthlings)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of Earthling

References

Anagrams

  • haltering, heartling, lathering, real thing


English

Etymology

From Latin tellūs (earth, ground; the globe, planet Earth; country, land), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *telh₂- (ground, bottom), +‎ -ian (suffix meaning “from, related to, or like” when forming an adjective, or “one from, belonging to, relating to, or like” when forming a noun).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /tɛˈljʊə.ɹɪ.ən/, /tɪ-/, /-ˈljɔː-/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /tɛˈl(j)ʊ.ɹi.ən/, /tə-/, [tʰəˈlɝː.iː.ɨ̃n]
  • Homophone: tellurion
  • Hyphenation: tel‧lur‧i‧an

Adjective

tellurian (not comparable)

  1. (formal or literary) Of or relating to the earth; (specifically, chiefly science fiction) inhabiting planet Earth as opposed to other planets. [from mid 19th c.]
    Synonyms: earthly, telluric, terrene, terrestrial
  2. (mineralogy) Of a mineral: containing tellurium.

Related terms

Translations

Noun

tellurian (plural tellurians)

  1. (astronomy, historical) Alternative spelling of tellurion (instrument used to show how the rotation of the Earth on its axis and its orbit around the Sun cause day and night and the seasons)
  2. (chiefly science fiction) Alternative letter-case form of Tellurian (inhabitant of the planet Earth)

Notes

References

Further reading

  • tellurian (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • unliteral

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