(Islam) the will of Allah
Fate; a predetermined or unavoidable destiny.
Origin: From the kısmet, from قسمة.
Origin: [Per. qismat.]
Kismet is a musical with lyrics and musical adaptation by Robert Wright and George Forrest, adapted from the music of Alexander Borodin, and a book by Charles Lederer and Luther Davis, based on Kismet, the 1911 play by Edward Knoblock. The story concerns a wily poet who talks his way out of trouble several times; meanwhile, his beautiful daughter meets and falls in love with the young Caliph. The musical was first produced on Broadway in 1953 and won the Tony Award for best musical in 1954. It was also successful in London's West End and has been given several revivals. A 1955 film version was released by MGM.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kis′met, n. fate, destiny. [Turk. qismet.]
The numerical value of kismet in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of kismet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
.....you may call it Karma, Kismet or Serendipity or whatever you like, it's a "given" that what you sow is what you get (WYSIWYG). Everything returns, so be good to people. It's the best gift you can offer to yourself and the world, no matter what happens.
Vous pouvez appeler karma, Kismet ou sérendipité ou ce que vous voulez, c'est un donné que ce que vous semez est ce que vous obtenez. Tout revient, donc soyez bien aux gens. c'est le meilleur cadeau que vous pouvez offrir à vous-même et le monde, peu importe ce qui se passe.
We mustn't be afraid of change. Having said that, many people still are. They often feel very cmfortable in their comfort zone, and secure in the pond that are used to all their life. They never dare to venture out of the stagnant pond, and they never know the existance of ocean. And they are happy in theirignorance. Being comfotable with status quo is the very reason why many people don't have anything better in life. It's not the Karma, Kismet, Serendpity or Destiny. It's their own doing, and reaping exactly what they sow. Never be afraid of changes and challenges of life. It's for your good - almost always!
We often hear the phrases like "Universe is telling me with signs" or "karma is calling" or "kismet making connection" or "serendipity" or "chance" or"coincidence" and so on, whenever people refer to an unexpected life-changing event or a major scientific breakthrough that happened as an unintended consequence of otherwise normal course of actions. As a Scientist, I do think that any new invention doesn't happen by chance alone, as it may appear at the outset. Deeper analysis always reveals that any notable invention is almost alwaysa result of the synergistic meeting of statistical probability with well planned strategy, i. e. it's a combination of uncertainty with certainty that occurs at right time in right place. As Louis Pasteur said it 'Dans les champs de l'observation le hasard ne favorise que les esprits préparés.' meaning 'In the field of observations, chance favors theprepared mind.' So, keep your mind alert and well prepared at all times, because you never know when Serendipity would visit you, or when Universe would tap on your shoulder to give you the signs. Only your prepared mind would enable you to welcome wonderful Serendipity and understand the subtle signs sent to you by Universe.
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- قسمت, تقدیرPersian
- kiszmet, sorsHungarian
- takdir, nasib, kodratIndonesian
- sköp, örlögIcelandic
- ბედისწერა, ბედი, იღბალი, ყისმათიGeorgian
- касмет, судбинаMacedonian
- los, przeznaczenie, KismetPolish
- fado, destinoPortuguese
- судьба, кисметRussian
- kismet, sudbina, udes, судбина, удес, krsmet, кисмет, крсметSerbo-Croatian
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