Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Hinduism A deified hero worshiped as an incarnation of Vishnu.

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  • proper n. A name of the goddess Lakshmi (Devanagari: रमा).
  • proper n. A female given name used in India.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. avatar of Vishnu whose name is synonymous with God; any of three incarnations: Ramachandra or Parashurama or Balarama

Etymologies

From Sanskrit रमा (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • By destruction of the mosque, the henchmen of devil had polluted the prayer hall of Rehman - the merciful - every Surah of Holy Quran starts with an invocation to God Allah as merciful and interestingly the word Ram hears etymologically similar meaning viz. Ramayati iti rama - one who makes everybody happy/joyful is Rama.

    Countercurrents.org

  • 16 RAMA RAMA BURNING BRIGHT The touchdown near the entry port to Rama was smooth and without incident.

    Rama Revisited

  • A custom familiar mostly to the state of Veracruz, La Rama is a tradition that begins on the 16th and continues until the 23rd of December (along with the Posadas and Pastorelas: please see other Mexico Connect articles) and is usually done by youngsters from age 6 to 16 who take a branch from some tree or bush, adorn it with tinsel, ballons, Spanish moss, silver stars or bright ornaments and perhaps a farolito (paper lamp).

    Jalapeña Christmas: a holiday in Xalapa

  • Rendezvous with Rama is a novel by Arthur C. Clarke first published in 1972.

    April 6th, 2009

  • Her unbounded love and affection for Rama is unparalleled in any mythology.

    Motherhood Messages From Mythology: a Study of Four Queens as Mothers in Indian Epics Ramayana and Mahabharata « English Lesson Plans « Free Lesson Plans « Literacy News

  • "Rama is a great conceptual artist who worked on Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, he's one of the primary conceptual artists who worked on the Bat suits."

    David Goyer's The Invisible Man Going Steam Punk! « FirstShowing.net

  • I just hope Rendezvous with Rama is brought to the big screen someday and that Arthur C Clarke's vision is done with honor and dignaty.

    VOTD: Rendezvous With Rama Short Film | /Film

  • It is a book that wonders at what could be if things were just slightly different, the first scene in Rama's museum is one that I remember almost weekly.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • The landscape is strange, although with no geographical features except the frozen sea that separates the north end of Rama from the southern end and city-like structures are seen and named (Paris, New York).

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • As the exploring continues many things are discovered, although none giving any clue at all to what Rama is and why it is here.

    Archive 2007-12-01

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