Posted by: retarigan | December 22, 2015

Word Dictionary [211215]


Word of the day: avatar
Definition: n.(in Hindu mythology) the descent of a deity or released soul to earth in bodily form.
Synonyms: embodiment, incarnation
Etymology: Skr. avatara descent f. {aacute}va down tr- pass over (more…)

pronunciation: ˌævəˈtɑ:

from Oxford: avatar

n.
1 (in Hindu mythology) the descent of a deity or released soul to earth in bodily form.
2 incarnation; manifestation.
3 a manifestation or phase.
Etymology: Skr. avatara descent f. áva down + tr- pass over

from Wordnet: avatar

n 1: a new embodiment of a familiar idea; “the incarnation of evil”; “the very avatar of cunning” [syn: embodiment, incarnation]
2: the manifestation of a Hindu deity (especially Vishnu) in human or superhuman or animal form; “the Buddha is considered an avatar of the god Vishnu”

Quote of the day: Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough. by George Bernard Shaw

Tommaso Masaccio

Tommaso Masaccio

Birthday of the day: Tommaso Masaccio; Masaccio (December 21, 1401 – autumn 1428), born Tommaso di Ser Giovanni di Simone, was the first great painter of the Quattrocento period of the Italian Renaissance. According to Vasari, Masaccio was the best painter of his generation because of his skill at recreating lifelike figures and movements as well as a convincing sense of three-dimensionality.

Joke of the day: Mr. Johnson was overweight, so his doctor put him on a diet. He said, ‘I want you to eat regularly for two days, then skip a day, and repeat this procedure for two weeks. The next time I see you, you should have lost at least five pounds.’ When Mr. Johnson returned, he shocked the doctor by having dropped almost twenty pounds. ‘Why, that’s amazing!’ the doctor told him. ‘You did this just by following my instructions?’ The slimmed down Mr. Johnson nodded. ‘I’ll tell you, though, I though I was going to drop dead that third day.’ ‘From hunger, you mean.’ ‘No’, replied Mr. Johnson, ‘from skipping.’

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