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 (kĭz′mĕt′, -mĭt)
Fate; fortune.

[Turkish, from Persian qismat, from Arabic qisma, qismat-, lot, from qasama, to divide, allot; see qsm in Semitic roots.]


(ˈkɪzmɛt; ˈkɪs-)
1. (Islam) Islam the will of Allah
2. fate or destiny
[C19: from Turkish, from Persian qismat, from Arabic qasama he divided]


(ˈkɪz mɪt, -mɛt, ˈkɪs-)

fate; destiny.
[1840–50; < Turkish < Persian qismat < Arabic qismah portion, fate, akin to qasama to divide]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kismet - (Islam) the will of Allah
Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism, Islam, Islamism - the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion"; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"
destiny, fate - an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future


That which is inevitably destined:


nKismet nt, → Schicksal nt
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