Pronunciation: (rä'mu), [key]
(in the Ramayana) any of the three avatars of Vishnu: Balarama, Parashurama, or Ramachandra.
var. 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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