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When was planet Earth discovered, and who named it?

Asked by rebbel (34229points) January 27th, 2022

Very interested who it was/they were.
Who found out, and when, that they lived on a planet?
And when they did, did the same people named it?

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ragingloli's avatar

Lord Frieza did, and it is pronounced Eee-Arth.

Dutchess_III's avatar

This took be aback for a minute! Off the top of my head I say Caperneious (sp), but I’m sure other cultures suspected as much before then.

Dutchess_III's avatar

earth (n.)

Old English eorþe “ground, soil, dirt, dry land; country, district,” also used (along with middangeard) for “the (material) world, the abode of man” (as opposed to the heavens or the underworld), from Proto-Germanic *ertho (source also of Old Frisian erthe “earth,” Old Saxon ertha, Old Norse jörð, Middle Dutch eerde, Dutch aarde, Old High German erda, German Erde, Gothic airþa), perhaps from an extended form of PIE root *er- (2) “earth, ground.”

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Only Loli is capable of answering this question authoritatively. They were probably there.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Stone Age a guy named Rock tripped on a root landed on his face, got up and spit out the dirt and said, “EERF.” Translated to Earth during the Bronze Age.

Six's avatar

They just called it “the ground.”

Chestnut's avatar

First man on earth would have, by default, discovered the planet.

LostInParadise's avatar

This is a reasonable question. At what point did people realize that the Earth is a planet? The Greek mathematician Eratosthenes knew that the Earth was spherical and gave a good approximation of its circumference using shadow lengths.

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