gaia

Gaea

[jee-uh]
noun
the ancient Greek goddess of the earth, mother of the Titans.
Also, Gaia [gey-uh] .


Origin:
< Greek gaîa earth

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Gaea (ˈdʒiːə)
 
n
Greek myth a variant of Gaia

Gaia, Gaea or Ge (ˈɡeɪə)
 
n
the goddess of the earth, who bore Uranus and by him Oceanus, Cronus, and the Titans
 
[from Greek gaia earth]
 
Gaea, Gaea or Ge
 
n
 
[from Greek gaia earth]
 
Ge, Gaea or Ge
 
n
 
[from Greek gaia earth]

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Gaia
"Earth as a goddess," from Gk. Gaia, personification of gaia "earth," a collateral form of ge (Dorian ga) "earth," of unknown origin. The Roman equivalent goddess of the earth was Tellus (see tellurian), sometimes used in Eng. 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 definition


GUI Application Interoperability Architecture. An OSF project.

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