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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Sanskrit कर्मन् (kárman, act, action, performance), first attested in English in 1827.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

karma (countable and uncountable, plural karmas)

  1. (Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism) The sum total of a person's actions, which determine the person's next incarnation in samsara, the cycle of death and rebirth.
  2. A force or law of nature which causes one to reap what one sows; destiny; fate.
  3. (uncommon) A distinctive feeling, aura, or atmosphere.
    • 2001, Inside the Hits, page 307:
      That means everything from lighting to the vibes, the karma of the room.
    • 2006, Chase Sargent, From Buddy to Boss, page 219:
      How many times when you have been in a bar have you felt that a confrontation was building up, even without extensive verbal exchanges? Sometimes you can feel the karma or energy of a place change, and you should not ignore that
    • 2010, R.L. Roach, Irish Lie, page 135:
      On the way to Lancaster, which was about an hour and a half from Philly, John felt the karma.
  4. (Internet) A score assigned to a user of a discussion forum, indicating the popularity of their posts with other users.

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TranslationsEdit

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PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit कर्मन् (kárman, act, action, performance).

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NounEdit

karma n (uncountable)

  1. karma

EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Sanskrit कर्मन् (kárman, act, action, performance).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkarma/
  • Hyphenation: kar‧ma

AdjectiveEdit

karma (accusative singular karman, plural karmaj, accusative plural karmajn)

  1. karmic

Related termsEdit


FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Sanskrit कर्मन् (kárman, act, action, performance). Appears as headword on p. 341 of the Pieni Tietosanakirja ("Little Encyclopedia") [1] from 1925-28, published by Otava, Helsinki.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑrmɑ/
  • Hyphenation: kar‧ma

NounEdit

karma

  1. karma

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of karma (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative karma karmat
genitive karman karmojen
partitive karmaa karmoja
illative karmaan karmoihin
singular plural
nominative karma karmat
accusative nom. karma karmat
gen. karman
genitive karman karmojen
karmainrare
partitive karmaa karmoja
inessive karmassa karmoissa
elative karmasta karmoista
illative karmaan karmoihin
adessive karmalla karmoilla
ablative karmalta karmoilta
allative karmalle karmoille
essive karmana karmoina
translative karmaksi karmoiksi
instructive karmoin
abessive karmatta karmoitta
comitative karmoineen

IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Sanskrit कर्मन् (kárman, act, action, performance).

NounEdit

karma n (genitive singular karma, no plural)

  1. karma
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

karma

  1. indefinite accusative plural of karmur
  2. indefinite genitive plural of karmur

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Sanskrit कर्मन् (karman, act, action, performance), from the root कृ (kṛ, to do, make), from the Proto-Indo-European root *kʷer- (to do, make, build).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkar.ma/, [ˈkär̺mä]
  • Rhymes: -arma
  • Stress: kàrma
  • Hyphenation: kar‧ma

NounEdit

karma m (invariable)

  1. karma

Derived termsEdit


PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

karma f

  1. fodder
Usage notesEdit

Term karma is used for pets, where pasza is used for other domesticated animals such as livestocks or poultry.

SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Sanskrit कर्मन् (kárman, act, action, performance).

NounEdit

karma f

  1. karma
DeclensionEdit
SynonymsEdit

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

karma m (plural karmas)

  1. Alternative spelling of carma

Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kârma/
  • Hyphenation: kar‧ma

NounEdit

kȁrma m (Cyrillic spelling ка̏рма)

  1. karma

DeclensionEdit


SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Sanskrit कर्मन् (kárman, act, action, performance).

NounEdit

karma m (plural karmas)

  1. karma

TurkishEdit

PronunciationEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Turkish kar- (to mix) + -ma.

AdjectiveEdit

karma (comparative daha karma, superlative en karma)

  1. mixed

NounEdit

karma (definite accusative karmayı, plural karmalar)

  1. karma

DeclensionEdit