E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The seventh incarnation of Vishnu.
The first was the fish; the second, the tortoise; the third, the boar; the fourth, the man-lion; the fifth, the dwarf; the sixth, Parusu-Rama, son of Jamadagni; the seventh, RAMA, son of Dasaratha, King of Ayodhyâ; the eighth, Krishna or Crishna; the ninth, Buddha; and the last (tenth) will be Kalki, and the consummation of all thingsa kind of millennium.
Rama performed many wonderful exploits, such as killing giants, demons, and monsters. He won Sita to wife because he was able to bend the bow of Siva.