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Word of the Day
    #2358769 - 02/20/04 11:42 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Good morning, I just checked my email, and low and behold, Dictionary.com's Word of the Day is avatar!  I wasn't sure this was a real word, until I received this e-mail.  Well here it is, definition and all..

Word of the Day for Friday February 20, 2004

  avatar \AV-uh-tar\, noun:
  1.  The  incarnation  of  a  deity  --  chiefly  associated in
  Hinduism with the incarnations of Vishnu.
  2.  An  embodiment,  as  of a quality, concept, philosophy, or
  tradition; an archetype.
  3. A temporary manifestation or aspect of a continuing entity.

    In  1517,  the year of their first contact, the Aztecs took
    the  Spaniards  to  be  avatars of Quetzalcoatl, the plumed
    serpent, god of learning and of wind.
    --Paul Theroux, [1]Fresh Air Fiend

    People . . . believe he was some sort of avatar of peace
    and love, the ultimate hippie.
    --Edna  Gundersen,  "For  $60,  a  ticket  to read," [2]USA
    Today, October 5, 2000

    It would seem that no definitive identification can be made
    (Rimbaud  the  symbolist,  the  surrealist,  the Bolshevik,
    Rimbaud  the bourgeois, the crook, the pervert, Rimbaud the
    prophet,  the  superman,  the mystic, Rimbaud the Catholic,
    the  cabalist,  the  atheist,  etc.);  the  latest "proved"
    avatar  is forever recycled as evidence -- faulty or secure
    -- on which to base the next.
    --Richard Howard, "There Was Only One Rimbaud," [3]New York
    Times, November 19, 2000

  Avatar  is  from  Sanskrit avatara, "descent" (of a deity from
  heaven),  from  avatarati,  "he descends," from ava-, "down" +
  tarati, "he crosses, he passes over."


  1. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0618126937/ref%3Dnosim/lexico
  2. http://www.usatoday.com/usafront.htm
  3. http://www.nytimes.com/

Dictionary.com Entry and Pronunciation


Dictionary.com Word of the Day
(C) 2004 by Lexico Publishing Group, LLC.

Well, there you have it.  Now it is time for a nap, I am tired, I am weary, I could sleep  for a thousand years, a thousand dreams  that would awake me, different colors, made of tears. :beer: :beer:


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Re: Word of the Day [Re: AuroricDistortions]
    #2358892 - 02/20/04 12:30 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

"Nob Gobbler" was our word of the day . That is odd you play this game also , me and few friends come up with odd , unusuall words .

Any information I give is not intended to aide you in the production of potentialy illegal substances !None of my exp comes from growing illegal varities , so take it as you will .
So with that said here is our mission statement .

Then the priest fell into a trance or swoon,& said unto the Queen of heaven ; Write unto us the ordeals; write unto us the rituals; write unto us the law !

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Re: Word of the Day [Re: tripndicular]
    #2359991 - 02/20/04 05:02 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Haha, I do that too. Todays word is gorgonzola.

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