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Rama

[rah-muh] /ˈrɑ mə/
noun
1.
(in the Ramayana) any of the three avatars of Vishnu: Balarama, Parashurama, or Ramachandra.

-rama

1.
variant of -orama, occurring as the final element in compounds when the first element is disyllabic and does not end in -r, used so that the entire word maintains the same number of syllables as panorama:
Cinerama; telerama.

Rama IX

noun
1.
(Phumiphon Aduldet; Bhumibol Adulyadej) born 1927, king of Thailand since 1946.
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  • Lakshmana now asks Rama and Sita to come out and see their early history drawn on the terrace of the palace.

  • Then the sage rejoiced greatly, and embracing Rama kissed his head.

    Indian Myth and Legend Donald Alexander Mackenzie
  • Rama instantly starts for the forest, discovers Sambuka in the sacrilegious act and strikes off his head.

  • In vain Rama remonstrated with her, but she refused to be separated from him.

    Indian Myth and Legend Donald Alexander Mackenzie
  • Then Lakshmana pleaded to accompany Rama also, nor could he be persuaded to remain behind.

    Indian Myth and Legend Donald Alexander Mackenzie
  • When peace was restored, Rama commanded that Sita should be brought forth.

    Indian Myth and Legend Donald Alexander Mackenzie
  • Thanks to the achievements of Rama's ally, monkeys are sacred in India.

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
British Dictionary definitions for Rama

Rama

/ˈrɑːmə/
noun
1.
(in Hindu mythology) any of Vishnu's three incarnations (the heroes Balarama, Parashurama, or Ramachandra)
Word Origin
from Sanskrit Rāma black, dark
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Word Origin and History for Rama

incarnation of Vishnu, from Sanskrit Ramah, literally "lovely," from stem of ramate "stands still, rests, is pleased."

-rama

noun suffix meaning "sight, view, spectacular display or instance of," 1824, abstracted from panorama (q.v.), ultimately from Greek horama "sight, spectacle, that which is seen."

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Slang definitions & phrases for Rama

-rama

suffix

used to form nouns A spectacular display or instance of what is indicated: boatarama/ bunsorama/ videorama

[1824+; fr panorama, ultimately fr Greek horama, ''sight'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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