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peatle
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Post by peatle » Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:46 am

What is Avatar .......... ????

What is the derivation of this word ?

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Post by macitect » Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:23 pm

Hey Peatle,

Avatar is the little image that you can assign to appear beside your posts. (like my little percula clown in the fish bowl.)

As far as the etymology of the word goes... no idea!

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?sea ... hmode=none
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/avatar

Based on the two links above I guess the image should in some way represent our character, I notice the common element in the definitions is the idea of embodiment or incarnation.

cheers.

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