plural bemata, bemas

Ed.: I've seen it more often as "BIMA"

MEANING: noun: 1. A platform for speaking. 2. An area around the altar in a place of worship.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek bema (step, platform), from bainein (to go). Earliest documented use: 1683.

ABEMA - dyslexic protozoan

BEEMA - the Hive Queen

BEGA - a Boston Brahmin fallen on hard times