I think this is interesting, and something I just found out. Noone really knows where the word God came from or what it really means! Several attempts have been made by several sources, but nobody is really sure! I think the idea that it has Sanskrit roots makes sense. Was it just me that used the Word "God" thinking it meant one particular thing, and now find out it don't necessarily mean that? That the word "God" is a realitively new word surprizes me too! Anyone else?
From the website:
Oddly, the exact history of the word God is unknown. The word God is a relatively new European invention, which was never used in any of the ancient Judaeo-Christian scripture manuscripts that were written in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek or Latin.
According to the best efforts of linguists and researchers, the root of the present word God is the Sanskrit word hu which means to call upon, invoke, implore.
Nonetheless, it is also interesting to note the similarity to the ancient Persian word for God which is Khoda.
Scroll down to the bottom of the artical and read what it says about the Sanskrit and pagan roots.http://wahiduddin.net/words/name_god.htm
They may be trying to push the Sanskrit angle of course since they are a Sufi site, but even if its roots are not Sanskrit, the idea that the Word God is a new word is interesting.