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Rama

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

noun
  1. Phumiphon AduldetBhumibol Adulyadej, born 1927, king of Thailand since 1946.
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Historical Examples of rama

  • Yoga Rama repeatedly asked me to trace and retrace all the letters of the name.

    Telepathy

    W. W. Baggally

  • Rama cried: “This day have I sinned, because she is innocent.”

    Indian Myth and Legend

    Donald Alexander Mackenzie

  • So was the enemy of gods and men put to death by peerless Rama.

    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

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

    Indian Myth and Legend

    Donald Alexander Mackenzie


British Dictionary definitions for rama

Rama

noun
  1. (in Hindu mythology) any of Vishnu's three incarnations (the heroes Balarama, Parashurama, or Ramachandra)
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Word Origin for Rama

from Sanskrit Rāma black, dark
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Word Origin and History for rama

Rama

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

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-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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