karma

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Loan from Sanskrit कर्मन् ‎(kárman, act, action, performance), first attested in English in 1827.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

karma ‎(countable and uncountable, plural karmas)

  1. (Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism) The sum total of a person's actions, which determine the person's next incarnation in samsara, the cycle of death and rebirth.
  2. A force or law of nature which causes one to reap what one sows; destiny; fate.
  3. (uncommon) A distinctive feeling, aura, or atmosphere.
    • 2001, Inside the Hits, page 307:
      That means everything from lighting to the vibes, the karma of the room.
    • 2006, Chase Sargent, From Buddy to Boss, page 219:
      How many times when you have been in a bar have you felt that a confrontation was building up, even without extensive verbal exchanges? Sometimes you can feel the karma or energy of a place change, and you should not ignore that
    • 2010, R.L. Roach, Irish Lie, page 135:
      On the way to Lancaster, which was about an hour and a half from Philly, John felt the karma.

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Translations[edit]

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit कर्मन् ‎(kárman, act, action, performance).

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

karma n ‎(uncountable)

  1. karma

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit कर्मन् ‎(kárman, act, action, performance).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkarma/
  • Hyphenation: kar‧ma

Adjective[edit]

karma ‎(accusative singular karman, plural karmaj, accusative plural karmajn)

  1. karmic

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

< Sanskrit कर्मन् ‎(kárman, act, action, performance). Appears as headword on p. 341 of the Pieni Tietosanakirja ("Little Encyclopedia") [1] from 1925-28, published by Otava, Helsinki.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑrmɑ/
  • Hyphenation: kar‧ma

Noun[edit]

karma

  1. karma

Declension[edit]

Inflection of karma (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative karma karmat
genitive karman karmojen
partitive karmaa karmoja
illative karmaan karmoihin
singular plural
nominative karma karmat
accusative nom.? karma karmat
gen. karman
genitive karman karmojen
karmainrare
partitive karmaa karmoja
inessive karmassa karmoissa
elative karmasta karmoista
illative karmaan karmoihin
adessive karmalla karmoilla
ablative karmalta karmoilta
allative karmalle karmoille
essive karmana karmoina
translative karmaksi karmoiksi
instructive karmoin
abessive karmatta karmoitta
comitative karmoineen

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Sanskrit कर्मन् ‎(kárman, act, action, performance).

Noun[edit]

karma n ‎(genitive singular karma, no plural)

  1. karma
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

karma

  1. indefinite accusative plural of karmur
  2. indefinite genitive plural of karmur

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

karma m ‎(invariable)

  1. karma

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Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

karma f

  1. fodder
Usage notes[edit]

Term karma is used for pets, where pasza is used for other domesticated animals such as livestocks or poultry.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Sanskrit कर्मन् ‎(kárman, act, action, performance).

Noun[edit]

karma f

  1. karma
Declension[edit]
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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

karma m (plural karmas)

  1. Alternative spelling of carma

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kârma/
  • Hyphenation: kar‧ma

Noun[edit]

kȁrma m (Cyrillic spelling ка̏рма)

  1. karma

Declension[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Loan from Sanskrit कर्मन् ‎(karman) kárman, “act, action, performance”).

Noun[edit]

karma m ‎(plural karmas)

  1. karma

Turkish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Turkish kar- (to mix) + -ma

Adjective[edit]

karma (comparative daha karma, superlative en karma)

  1. mixed

Noun[edit]

karma ‎(definite accusative karmayı, plural karmalar)

  1. karma

Declension[edit]