Kismet meaning

kĭzmĕt, -mĭt
Kismet is defined as fate or destiny.

If you miss your train and then meet the person who turns out to be your spouse while you wait for the next one, this is an example of fate or kismet.

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Fate; destiny.
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Fate; a predetermined or unavoidable destiny.
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Fate; fortune.
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Origin of kismet

  • Turkish from Persian qismat from Arabic qisma lot from qasama to divide, allot qsm in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Turkish kısmet, from Arabic قِسْمَة (qismä).

    From Wiktionary