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From Ottoman Turkish قسمت(kısmet, fate, destiny) (Turkish kısmet), from Arabic قِسْمَة(qisma, division, lot, destiny).

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kismet (usually uncountable, plural kismets)

  1. Fate; a predetermined or unavoidable destiny.
    • 2019 June 8, Kitty Empire, “Madonna: Madame X review – a splendidly bizarre return to form”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Sexualised Catholicism, at the dawn of MTV, was Madonna’s first stroke of kismet.
    • 2016, Derek James, "How I learned to appreciate Tim Duncan", Hardwood Paroxysm:
      "Whether it was kismet, luck, or Divine Intervention, we don't know."

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish قسمت(kısmet), from Arabic قِسْمَة(qisma).

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  • IPA(key): /kǐsmet/
  • Hyphenation: kis‧met

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kìsmet m (Cyrillic spelling кѝсмет)

  1. kismet
  2. fate

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