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seppuku

[se-poo-koo] /sɛˈpu kʊ/
noun
1.
hara-kiri (def 1).
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < Japanese, earlier s(y)et-puku < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese qiè cut + belly
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Examples for seppuku
  • Sometimes a daimyo was called upon to perform seppuku as the basis of a peace agreement.
British Dictionary definitions for seppuku

seppuku

/sɛˈpuːkuː/
noun
1.
another word for hara-kiri
Word Origin
from Japanese, from Chinese ch`ieh to cut + fu bowels
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