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Roy Kelley
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The name "Earth" is derived from both English and German words, 'eor(th)e/ertha' and 'erde', respectively, which mean ground. But, the handle's creator is unknown. One interesting fact about its name: Earth is the only planet that wasn't named after a Greek or Roman god or goddess.

Feb 11, 2018 01:46 PM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
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What Roy Kelley said! Couldn't have said it better myself!

Feb 11, 2018 02:16 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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What Roy said, and I believe in ancient times it was called 'Terra' .  .  .

Feb 11, 2018 02:08 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Thank you Roy. you said it best.

Feb 11, 2018 01:56 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Roy knows this well, thanks Roy Kelley 

Feb 11, 2018 01:48 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Give all the credit to Roy Kelley who nailed it!

Feb 11, 2018 03:25 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate

Roy Kelley to the rescue! I would have guessed the word for the world was older than that.

Feb 11, 2018 02:05 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Roy Kelley has this one....

Feb 11, 2018 02:05 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Roy Kelley nailed this one!

Feb 12, 2018 03:44 AM
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Thank you Roy Kelley!

Feb 11, 2018 04:24 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

In Roy we trust.

Feb 11, 2018 04:08 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

God Bless Roy Kelley and Mr. Google. 

Feb 11, 2018 04:00 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

I'm going to put  my money on Roy.

Feb 11, 2018 03:29 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

What Roy Kelley and Candice A. Donofrio said.  Terra, Tara the famous last scene in Gone with the Find, Earth, Dirt, Terroir.  A

Feb 11, 2018 03:14 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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We can always depend on our scholar, Roy Kelley.

Feb 11, 2018 03:08 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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Feb 11, 2018 02:17 PM
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Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Daytona Beach, FL
Two Decades Of Experience Selling Luxury Homes...

Roy Kelley definitely has the answer

Feb 12, 2018 07:21 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 I have to go with Roy Kelley 's answer.

Feb 12, 2018 06:57 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No clue.

Feb 12, 2018 06:36 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

One thing is sure it's not an English name/word

Feb 12, 2018 04:48 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - I was about to come up with an acronym!

Feb 11, 2018 09:33 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I think Roy has the answer "down to earth" perfectly!

Feb 11, 2018 09:31 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I think Roy Kelley has this one.

Feb 11, 2018 08:12 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Because that's what the aliens who brought humans to this planet as a slave labor force called it!

Feb 11, 2018 07:59 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
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Feb 11, 2018 07:20 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Mother Earth is her full name...Lets here what others have to say

Feb 11, 2018 04:59 PM
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PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent)
PropertyMinder, Inc. - San Jose, CA
Modern Tools for the Modern Agent

You can't spell (or live a fulfilling life on) EARTH without HEART. - Tim

Feb 12, 2018 12:16 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Just heard this the other day on NPR (I think Radio Lab).  I believe the word is a variation on a German word that meant ground; later, it came to mean to whole planet.

Now, what's of course there were other words before that to mean earth as there were plenty of people around before the Germans.

Feb 12, 2018 10:22 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I agree with Roy because I have no idea

Feb 11, 2018 06:12 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Interesting question and good answers!

Feb 11, 2018 05:38 PM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy is so knowledgeable, and great answer!  

Feb 14, 2018 08:01 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Roy looked it up and so did I:

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/09/how-earth-got-its-name/

 

Feb 12, 2018 12:24 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thanks 

Feb 12, 2018 12:19 PM