There are many theories about what the name Tarot means, yet none of them traces it back to the most obvious source, Sanskrit language. Sanskrit is the base of every language today, especially European languages, that is why it is called Indo-European.
However, Sanskrit has nothing to do with Indo- as it is Phoenician in origin, the original inhabitant of the Mediterranean, mostly Ancient Greece and Crete. The Phoenicians, known today as the Romani people.
Tarot is called Taras in Sanskrit; i.e. voyage, here it is referring to life as a voyage, and how to continue on your journey in life. The other word is Tara, which is translating to asterism, passage, knowledge, communication between man and the universe, the Veda (i.e. Truth, Science), the sacred text and science. Although most of this knowledge is lost, some are hidden, only fragments left for us to learn from since the Romani people (Gypsies) were enslaved in ancient Greece around ten-fifteen thousand years ago.
Tarot explores creation, the universe and how it plays out in human life. This is where the saying originated from ‘as above so is bellow’. For instance, the definition of the Visitor card is referring to the Sun. With the ancient method, the Phoenician system, or as you know the Phoenicians today, the Romani or Gypsy praxis reading the cards. Why the language is so important? Because each letter of Sanskrit carries colour, height, width, depth, breadth, number, weight, chemistry and geometrics. Now, that we've cleared the complexity of the language, we are able to start to understand the images of Gypsy card and Tarot. Whilst the elements are hieroglyphics writings of the Phoenicians, portrayed on each Gypsy Card and Tarot.