Definition of Tellus

1. Noun. (Roman mythology) goddess of the earth; protector of marriage and fertility; identified with Greek Gaea.

Category relationships: Roman Mythology
Generic synonyms: Roman Deity



Definition of Tellus

1. the earth [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tellus

Tel Aviv-Jaffa
Teladorsagia davtiani
Telanthera
Telemachus
Telemann
Teleprompter
Telescopium
Teletext
Teletubbies
Teletubby
Telford
Tell el-Amarna
Tellima
Tellima affinis
Tellima grandiflora
Tellus
Teloogoo
Teloogoos
Telopea
Telopea Oreades
Telopea speciosissima
Telosporidia
Telugu
Temminck's tragopan
Temminck's tragopans
Temnospondyli
Tempe
Tempean
Temperance

Literary usage of Tellus

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1. Greek and Roman [mythology] by William Sherwood Fox (1916)
"Ceres was closely associated with tellus. The purpose of all her festivals was to elicit her blessing on the crops in all their stages from seeding until ..."

2. The Complete Works of John Lyly by John Lyly, Richard Warwick Bond (1902)
"But soft, here commeth tellus, I must turne my other 45 face to her like lanus, ... tellus. Yonder I espie Endimion, I will seeme to suspect nothing, ..."

3. The Complete Works of John Lyly by John Lyly, Richard Warwick Bond (1902)
"But soft, here commeth tellus, I must turne my other 45 face to her like lanus, ... tellus. Yonder I espie Endimion, I will seeme to suspect nothing, ..."

4. The Complete Works of John Lyly by John Lyly, Richard Warwick Bond (1902)
"But soft, here commeth tellus, I must turne my other 45 face to her like Janus, ... tellus. Yonder I espie Endimion, I will seeme to suspect nothing, ..."

5. The Chief Elizabethan Dramatists, Excluding Shakespeare by William Allan Neilson (1911)
"That were as bad, for then by contrary you should never bleep, But on, tellus ; lut ue near the end. IM tellus. Feeling a continual burning in all my bowels ..."

6. The Complete Works of John Lyly by John Lyly, Richard Warwick Bond (1902)
"But soft, here commeth tellus, I must turne my other 45 ,.***, . ... tellus. Yonder I espie Endimion, I will seeme to suspect nothing, but sooth him, ..."

7. The Complete Works of John Lyly by John Lyly, Richard Warwick Bond (1902)
"tellus. Yonder I espie Endimion, I will seeme to suspect nothing, but sooth him, ... End. You know (fayre tellus) that the sweet remembrance of your loue, ..."

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