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kwaiken

[kwahy-ken, kahy-] /kwaɪˈkɛn, kaɪ-/
noun, plural kwaiken.
1.
a curved knife formerly used by Japanese women to commit suicide.
Origin
< Japanese k(w)aiken < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese huái bosom + jiàn sword
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