from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Fate; fortune.
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- n. Fate; a predetermined or unavoidable destiny.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Destiny; fate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Lot; destiny; fate: an Oriental term denoting man's lot in life or any detail or incident of it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Islam) the will of Allah
Turkish, from Persian qismat, from Arabic qisma, lot, from qasama, to divide, allot; see qsm in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Turkish kısmet, from Arabic قِسْمَة (qismä). (Wiktionary)