E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The fulfilment of destiny. (Turkish, gismet, a lot.)
The word kismet, which he scarcely comprehended before, seems now to be fraught with [meaning]. This is kismet; this is the fulfilment of destiny; this is to love.Nineteenth Century, February, 1892, p. 209.