kismet

[ kiz-mit, -met, kis- ]
/ ˈkɪz mɪt, -mɛt, ˈkɪs- /

noun

fate; destiny.

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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
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kismet
/ (ˈkɪzmɛt, ˈkɪs-) /

noun

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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