अवतार

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Sanskrit अवतार (avatāra, descended from the sky).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [əvˈt̪a(ː)ɾ]
  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /əʋ.t̪ɑːɾ/, [ɐʋ.t̪äːɾ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑːɾ

Noun[edit]

अवतार (avtārm (Urdu spelling اوتار)

  1. (Hinduism) an incarnation; incarnation of a deity, descent to the world
    अवतार लेनाavtār lenāto incarnate

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: avatar, avatara; Avator
    • Japanese: アバター
  • French: avatar

Marathi[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit अवतार (ava-tāra).

Noun[edit]

अवतार (avatārm

  1. avatar
  2. descending, descent

References[edit]

Old Gujarati[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit अवतार (avatāra).

Noun[edit]

अवतार (avatāram

  1. incarnation, rebirth, avatar

Sanskrit[edit]

Alternative scripts[edit]

Etymology[edit]

अव (ava, down) +‎ तार (tāra, across).

Noun[edit]

अवतार (avatāra) stemm

  1. avatar: descent (especially of a deity from heaven), appearance of any deity upon earth (but more particularly the incarnations of Vishnu in ten principal forms, namely Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, Narasimha, Vamana, Parashurama, Rāma, Krishna, Buddha, and Kalki)
    • c. 1000, Kṣemendra, Kalāvilasā 10.10.21.yug’|âvatārāṇām†;:
      Madanaś chala|caurāṇāṃ / strī|vacanaṃ jñāti|bhedānām
      krūraś caṇḍālānāṃ / †māyāvī kali
      The God of love among sneaky thieves, / women’s words among dividers of kinsmen,
      a cruel one among chandálas, / a necromancer among those incarnated / in the age of darkness;
  2. any new and unexpected appearance
  3. any distinguished person in the language of respect is called an avatāra or incarnation of a deity
  4. opportunity of catching any one
  5. a तीर्थ (tīrtha) or sacred place
  6. translation

Declension[edit]

Masculine a-stem declension of अवतार (avatāra)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative अवतारः
avatāraḥ
अवतारौ / अवतारा¹
avatārau / avatārā¹
अवताराः / अवतारासः¹
avatārāḥ / avatārāsaḥ¹
Vocative अवतार
avatāra
अवतारौ / अवतारा¹
avatārau / avatārā¹
अवताराः / अवतारासः¹
avatārāḥ / avatārāsaḥ¹
Accusative अवतारम्
avatāram
अवतारौ / अवतारा¹
avatārau / avatārā¹
अवतारान्
avatārān
Instrumental अवतारेण
avatāreṇa
अवताराभ्याम्
avatārābhyām
अवतारैः / अवतारेभिः¹
avatāraiḥ / avatārebhiḥ¹
Dative अवताराय
avatārāya
अवताराभ्याम्
avatārābhyām
अवतारेभ्यः
avatārebhyaḥ
Ablative अवतारात्
avatārāt
अवताराभ्याम्
avatārābhyām
अवतारेभ्यः
avatārebhyaḥ
Genitive अवतारस्य
avatārasya
अवतारयोः
avatārayoḥ
अवताराणाम्
avatārāṇām
Locative अवतारे
avatāre
अवतारयोः
avatārayoḥ
अवतारेषु
avatāreṣu
Notes
  • ¹Vedic

Descendants[edit]

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