Word derivation for "earth (land, soil)":
Basque = lur, Finnish = maa
Miresua = mur
My previous Miresua conlang word for earth was mura. This is a small change to reduce the number of nouns ending in -A. As a bonus, the new word is a 3-letter word, same as the Basque and the Finnish words.
The word earth doesn't occur, but the word land does, in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. This quote is from Chapter 10: The Lobster Quadrille.
"Turn a somersault in the sea!" cried the Mock Turtle, capering wildly about.
"Change lobsters again!" yelled the Gryphon at the top of its voice.
"Back to land again, and that's all the first figure," said the Mock Turtle..."