Complete Definition of "avatar"

English

Alternative spellings
(obsolete) Avator

Etymology
From Skr. à¤à¤µà¤¤à¤¾à¤°à¤ (avatÄraḥ) via Hindustani à¤à¤µà¤¤à¤¾à¤° / URchar|اÙتار (avatÄr), meaning "descent (of a deity from heaven in incarnate form)", from avatÄriti "he descends": ava- "down" and tariti "(he) crosses".

Noun
en-noun

  1. The physical embodiment of an idea or concept; a personification.
  2. computing A digital representation of a person or being.
  3. context|hinduism The earthly incarnation of a deity, particularly Vishnu.

Translations
trans-top|The physical embodiment of an idea or concept; a personification
Finnish: avatar, ruumiillistuma, henkilöitymä
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trans-top|A digital representation of a person or being
Finnish: avatar, hahmo
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trans-top|The earthly incarnation of a deity, particularly Vishnu
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