[kahr-muh] /ˈkɑr mə/
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 (def 1), .
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.
Synonyms: predestination, predetermination, lot, kismet.
the good or bad emanations felt to be generated by someone or something:
Lets get out of here. This place has bad karma.
(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
(theosophy) the doctrine of inevitable consequence
destiny or fate
1883, from karma + -ic.
1827, in Buddhism, the sum of a person’s actions in one life, which determine his form in the next; from Sanskrit karma “action, work, deed; fate,” related to krnoti, Avestan kerenaoiti “makes,” Old Persian kunautiy “he makes;” from PIE root *kwer- “to make, form,” related to the second element in Sanskrit.
[kahr-nak] /ˈkɑr næk/ noun 1. a village in E Egypt, on the Nile: the northern part of the ruins of ancient Thebes. /ˈkɑːnæk/ noun 1. a village in E Egypt, on the Nile: site of the N part of the ruins of ancient Thebes
[kahr-naht-uh-kuh] /kɑrˈnɑt ə kə/ noun 1. a state in S India. 74,326 sq. mi. (192,504 sq. km). Capital: Bangalore. /kəˈnɑːtəkə/ noun 1. a state of S India, on the Arabian Sea: consists of a narrow coastal plain rising to the South Deccan plateau; mainly agricultural. Capital: Bangalore. Pop: 52 733 958 (2001). Area: 191 791 […]
- Karnatak music
/kəˈnɑːtək/ noun 1. the classical music of South India
- Karnofsky scale
Karnofsky scale Kar·nof·sky scale (kär-nŏf’skē) n. A performance scale that rates a person’s normal activities and that can be used to evaluate a patient’s progress after a therapeutic procedure.