Origin of avatar
Examples from the Web for avatar
You know, James Cameron: the director of The Terminator, True Lies, Titanic, and Avatar, among other obscure movies.
Discovered frozen in ice by two Inuit waterbenders, they begin a journey to help him access his full powers as avatar.
Avatar is equally good at exploring moral ambiguity in its cast.
On the Avatar sequels: The second, third and fourth films all go into production simultaneously.
Currently the project is on hold until I finish the currently planned Avatar sequels, which will be a number of years.
The avatar of de Barral into Mr. Smith had not been effected without a shock—that much one must recognize.Chance|Joseph Conrad
These disembodied souls stray until they are reincarnated or until they attain, from avatar to avatar, to complete purity.L-bas|J. K. Huysmans
An avatar lives in the omnipresent Spirit; for him there is no distance inverse to the square.Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda
Christopher is upon you—behold the Tenth Avatar incarnated in North.
Rome is to-day the literal and visible reincarnation of Siva, the Avatar of Destruction.The New Avatar and The Destiny of the Soul|Jirah D. Buck
Word Origin for avatar
1784, "descent of a Hindu deity," from Sanskrit avatarana "descent" (of a deity to the earth in incarnate form), from ava- "down" + base of tarati "(he) crosses over," from PIE root *tere- "to cross over" (see through). In computer use, it seems to trace to the novel "Snowcrash" (1992) by Neal Stephenson.