• From Latin tellūs ("earth, ground; the globe, planet Earth; country, land") (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *telh₂- ("ground, bottom") -ion (a Latinate suffix used in place of -ian), possibly coined by Benjamin Martin (baptized 1705; died 1782), an English lecturer, lexicographer, and maker of scientific instruments: see the quotation.

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