Posted by: retarigan | February 21, 2016

Word Dictionary [210216]


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

Joachim I of Brandenburg

Joachim I of Brandenburg

Birthday of the day: Joachim I of Brandenburg; Joachim I Nestor (21 February 1484 – 11 July 1535) was a Prince-elector of the Margraviate of Brandenburg (1499–1535). He was a member of the House of Hohenzollern and nicknamed after the Nestor of Greek mythology.

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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