-rama

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See also: rama, Rama, râma, rāma, Rāma, râmă, and ramă

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Modification of English -orama, influenced by diorama and panorama, and thus from Ancient Greek ὅρᾱμᾰ ‎(hórāma, sight”, “spectacle) and ultimately Proto-Indo-European *wer-, meaning to perceive or look out for.

Suffix[edit]

-rama

  1. Alteration of -orama, used in suffixing a word ending with an r or vowel sound, for example,
    camera to form camerarama or
    future to form (eliding the e and merging the two rs into one) futurama

Usage notes[edit]

  • The suffix is usually appended without hyphenation, or occasionally with hyphen intended to catch the eye.

Derived terms[edit]