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1947 Press Photo Kismet Fat Destiny Finias Rainbow Turk

AdID: 331127

Availability: In stock

Part Number: RRR96629

Height: 10

Width: 8

Source: Rogers


Photo measures 10 x 8 in. Fate or Destiny in Turkish and Urdu, a predetermined course of events, from Persian qesmat, from Arabic qisma, lot, from qasama, to divide, allot. Also used in Bulgarian and in some dialects of Serbo-Croatian as luck.

The first recorded use of the word in English was from Eastwick who used the word, spelled "kismat", in his 1849 novel, "Dry Leaves from Young Egypt"