kirpan

kirpan

[kir-pahn]
noun
a small dagger worn by orthodox Sikhs.

Origin:
1900–05; < Punjabi and Hindi < Sanskrit kṛpāṇa sword

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Kirpan (kɪrˈpɑːn)
 
n
See also five Ks the short sword traditionally carried by Sikhs as a symbol of their religious and cultural loyalty, symbolizing protection for the weak
 
[Punjabi kirpān]

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