The Sanskrit noun avatāra is derived from a verbal root that means "to cross over," just as Jake does in his journey.
In Tantra, the goddess Shakti is the primordial deity, her name coming from the Sanskrit word shak, meaning "power."
Tra comes from a Sanskrit word trayate that means "to liberate."
1610s, from Sanskrit samskrtam "put together, well-formed, perfected," neuter of samskrta, from sam "together" (see same) + krta- "to make, do, perform," from PIE *k(w)er- "to make, form" (related to karma). "so called as being the cultivated or literary language, distinguished from the vulgar dialects, or, some say, because regarded as a perfect language, the speech of the gods, formed by infallible rules" [Century Dictionary].
The language of ancient India, and one of the oldest languages of the Indo-European family, to which English belongs.