[rah-muh] /ˈrɑ mə/

(in the Ramayana) any of the three avatars of Vishnu: Balarama, Parashurama, or Ramachandra.
variant of , 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.
(Phumiphon Aduldet; Bhumibol Adulyadej) born 1927, king of Thailand since 1946.
(in Hindu mythology) any of Vishnu’s three incarnations (the heroes Balarama, Parashurama, or Ramachandra)

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

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.”


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

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

(Matt. 2:18), the Greek form of Ramah. (1.) A city first mentioned in Josh. 18:25, near Gibeah of Benjamin. It was fortified by Baasha, king of Israel (1 Kings 15:17-22; 2 Chr. 16:1-6). Asa, king of Judah, employed Benhadad the Syrian king to drive Baasha from this city (1 Kings 15:18, 20). Isaiah (10:29) refers to it, and also Jeremiah, who was once a prisoner there among the other captives of Jerusalem when it was taken by Nebuchadnezzar (Jer. 39:8-12; 40:1). Rachel, whose tomb lies close to Bethlehem, is represented as weeping in Ramah (Jer. 31:15) for her slaughtered children. This prophecy is illustrated and fulfilled in the re-awakening of Rachel’s grief at the slaughter of the infants in Bethlehem (Matt. 2:18). It is identified with the modern village of er-Ram, between Gibeon and Beeroth, about 5 miles due north of Jerusalem. (See SAMUEL.) (2.) A town identified with Rameh, on the border of Asher, about 13 miles south-east of Tyre, “on a solitary hill in the midst of a basin of green fields” (Josh. 19:29). (3.) One of the “fenced cities” of Naphtali (Josh. 19:36), on a mountain slope, about seven and a half miles west-south-west of Safed, and 15 miles west of the north end of the Sea of Galilee, the present large and well-built village of Rameh. (4.) The same as Ramathaim-zophim (q.v.), a town of Mount Ephraim (1 Sam. 1:1, 19). (5.) The same as Ramoth-gilead (q.v.), 2 Kings 8:29; 2 Chr. 22:6.


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