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karma

[kahr-muh] /ˈkɑr mə/
noun
1.
Hinduism, Buddhism. action, seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, good or bad, either in this life or in a reincarnation: in Hinduism one of the means of reaching Brahman.
Compare bhakti (def 1), jnana.
2.
Theosophy. the cosmic principle according to which each person is rewarded or punished in one incarnation according to that person's deeds in the previous incarnation.
3.
fate; destiny.
4.
the good or bad emanations felt to be generated by someone or something:
Lets get out of here. This place has bad karma.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Sanskrit: nominative, accusative singular of karman act, deed
Related forms
karmic, adjective
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  • There's a karmic debt waiting for each and every one of you.
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karma

/ˈkɑːmə/
noun
1.
(Hinduism, Buddhism) the principle of retributive justice determining a person's state of life and the state of his reincarnations as the effect of his past deeds
2.
(theosophy) the doctrine of inevitable consequence
3.
destiny or fate
Derived Forms
karmic, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Sanskrit: action, effect, from karoti he does
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Word Origin and History for karmic
karma
1827, in Buddhism, the sum of a person's actions in one life, which determine his form in the next; from Skt. karman- "action, fate," related to krnoti, Avestan kerenaoiti "makes," O.Pers. kunautiy "he makes;" from PIE base *kwer- "to make, form," related to the second element in Sanskrit.
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