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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The goddess of the earth, who bore and married Uranus and became the mother of the Titans and the Cyclopes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun (Mythol.) The goddess of the earth, considered as a personification of the earth. According to Hesiod she was the first-born of Chaos, and mother of Uranus, Pontus, Cronus and the Titans in ancient mythology.

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  • proper noun Greek mythology The earth, daughter of Chaos, both mother and wife of Uranus (the sky) and Pontus (the sea).

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  • noun (Greek mythology) goddess of the earth and mother of Cronus and the Titans in ancient mythology

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Γαῖα (Gaia).

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