[ kiz-mit, -met, kis- ]
/ ˈkɪz mɪt, -mɛt, ˈkɪs- /
CAN YOU ACE THIS QUIZ ABOUT “COMPLIMENT” VS. “COMPLEMENT”?
Take this quiz to see if you really know the difference between “compliment” and “complement"!
Question 1 of 11
“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.
Also kis·mat [kiz-muh t, kis-] /ˈkɪz mət, ˈkɪs-/.
Origin of kismet
1840–50; < Turkish < Persian qismat < Arabic qismah division, portion, lot, fate, akin to qasama to divide
Words nearby kismet
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British Dictionary definitions for kismat
/ (ˈkɪzmɛt, ˈkɪs-) /
Islam the will of Allah
fate or destiny
Word Origin for kismet
C19: from Turkish, from Persian qismat, from Arabic qasama he divided
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