MEANING: noun: 1. A person’s action (bad or good) that determines his or her destiny, in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.
2. Destiny; fate.
3. An aura or atmosphere generated by someone or something.

ETYMOLOGY: From Sanskrit karma (deed, work). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kwer- (to make), which also gave us tera- (trillion), Farsi lashkar (army), and the word Sanskrit (literally, well-formed). Earliest documented use: 1827.

NOTES: In Hinduism, after death a person is reborn to pay for bad actions or to enjoy the rewards of good actions in the previous life. The goal of life is to become free from the cycle of birth and death: nirvana (blowing out, extinguishing).

WARMA - Boston weather in the Spring

KATMA - diminutive name for the capital of Nepal

KABMA - what you ask your mother to call you when you need a taxi blush