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