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Etymology-wise, the name Panthalassa is to sea as what name is to earth ?

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Answer: Pangaea

The name of the Paleozoic landmass that contained all the earth's continents is Pangaea , which derives from the Greek pan , all, and gaia , earth.

The name for the universal sea that surrounded Pangaea is Panthalassa , which derives from the Greek thalassa , sea.

The word Pangaea is first attested to in the 1920 edition of Alfred Wegener's Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane .


Ah, you're too kind.... I figured this out fairly easily. Now, if you'd asked what name is to sea as Pangaea is to earth, I'd have drowned. - Shane McCune

Too easy. It would be better if you turned the question around.

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