adjective “belonging to Velāma,” at DN.ii.198 used as a clan-name (f. Velāmikānī), with vv.ll. Vessinī & Vessāyinī (cp. Velāma Np. combd with Vessantara at Vb-a.414), and at DN.ii.333 classed with khujjā vāmanikā & komārikā (translation “maidens”; Bdhgh “very young & childish”: see Dial. ii.359); variant reading celāvikā They are some sort of servants, esp. in demand for a noble’s retinue. See also Np. Velāma (the V. sutta at Ja.i.228 sq.).
velāma + ika, the word velāma probably a district word