Common item of sf TERMINOLOGY. In sf the Latin form is that conventionally given to the name of our planet, since Earth is ambiguous, meaning both the planet itself and soil. (The irony is that the same ambiguity exists in Latin, where terra can mean anything from soil or the ground, as in terra firma, to the whole world.) Similarly, our Sun is often, in sf, called Sol. The other Latin word for Earth, commoner in poetry than in prose, was tellus, and Tellus and its adjective Tellurian make occasional appearances in sf.

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