religious word

all of you know the word incarnation (in Hindi Avatar ) but what we should say to one by whom incarnation takes place(in Hindi avatari) ?


  • let me clear more...
    we can make a new words by adding suffix in English.
    say for,
    where by adding omni we got a new word.
    simmilary can i use a word
    avtar-i (avtari)
    by adding i to word avtar.

  • @sahitya, it doesn't work.

    A few years ago somebody invented the word omnishambles. Everybody here in Britain immediately understood that it was intended to mean 'a mess in every way'.

    The reason we all understood is that we were familiar with omnipotent, omniscience, omnivore and perhaps the less common omnipresence, omnivore and maybe some even rarer words.

    By contrast, no English speakers are familiar with compound words beginning with avatar-. In fact, few of us realise that the word avatar has anything to do with incarnation. For most of us it's a term in computing.

    As for your original question, the human is known as an incarnation. If X is the relevant deity, then the human is 'an incarnation of X'.

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