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Gaea

[jee-uh] /ˈdʒi ə/
noun
1.
the ancient Greek goddess of the earth, mother of the Titans.
Also, Gaia [gey-uh] /ˈgeɪ ə/ (Show IPA).
Origin
< Greek gaîa earth
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British Dictionary definitions for gaia

Gaia

/ˈɡeɪə/
noun
1.
the goddess of the earth, who bore Uranus and by him Oceanus, Cronus, and the Titans
Word Origin
from Greek gaia earth

Gaea

/ˈdʒiːə/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) a variant of Gaia
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Word Origin and History for gaia

Gaia

Earth as a goddess, from Greek Gaia, spouse of Uranus, mother of the Titans, personification of gaia "earth," as opposed to heaven, "land," as opposed to sea, "a land, country, soil," a collateral form of ge (Dorian ga) "earth," of unknown origin, perhaps pre-Indo-European. The Roman equivalent goddess of the earth was Tellus (see tellurian), sometimes used in English poetically or rhetorically for "Earth personified" or "the Earth as a planet."

Gaea

see Gaia.

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Gaea [(jee-uh)]

also Gaia (GAY-uh)

The Greek goddess of the Earth and primal mother figure, who gave birth to the sky, the mountains, and the sea. She was also the mother of the giant Titans and the Cyclopes (see Cyclops).

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gaia in Technology


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