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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Sanskrit
Origin: 'work'

karma

noun
     
Related topics: Buddhism, Hinduism
kar‧ma [uncountable]
1RRBRRH the belief that all the good and bad things that you do in this life affect how good or bad your future lives will be, according to the Hindu and Buddhist religions
2 informal the feeling that you get from a person, place, or action
good/bad karma
The house had a lot of bad karma.
karmic adjective

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