(married Mickey Rooney, Artie Shaw and Frank Sinatra, too, she did)



MEANING: noun:
1. An embodiment of a concept.
2. A representation of a person or thing in computers, networks, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: From Sanskrit avatar (descent, as of a god from heaven to the earth), from ava- (away) + tarati (he crosses). Ultimately from the Indo-European root terə- (to cross over or pass through, to overcome), which also gave us through, thorough, transient, nostril, and thrill. Earliest documented use: 1784.

AMATAR - a doctor who sails for the pure love of it

AVIATAR - a Navy pilot who flies from aircraft carriers

JAVATAR - the gunk left in the bottom of your coffepot after it all boils out