Rama

noun
Ra·​ma | \ ˈrä-mə How to pronounce Rama (audio) \

Definition of Rama

: a deity or deified hero of later Hinduism worshipped as an avatar of Vishnu

First Known Use of Rama

1819, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Rama

Sanskrit Rāma

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“Rama.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rama. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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