kar⋅ma – /ˈkɑrmə/ – [kahr-muh]
1. 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 bhakti (def. 1), jnana.
2. 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.
3. fate; destiny.
4. the good or bad emanations felt to be generated by someone or something.
1820–30; < Skt: nom., acc. sing. of karman act, deed
ko⋅a⋅la – /koʊˈɑlə/ – [koh-ah-luh]
a sluggish, tailless, gray, furry, arboreal marsupial, Phascolarctos cinereus, of Australia.
1800–10; erroneous sp. for earlier koola(h) (now obs.) < Dharuk gú-la