切腹

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

  • qiē ("to cut; to sever") + fù ("abdomen")

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

切腹

  1. ritualized self-disembowelment; ritualized suicide; harakiri; seppuku

Verb[edit]

切腹

  1. to commit harakiri

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
せつ > せっ
Grade: 2
ふく > ぷく
Grade: 6
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From (setsu, "cut," "sever") + (fuku, "belly," "abdomen") borrowed from Middle Chinese (tshet + pjuwk)

Noun[edit]

切腹 (hiragana せっぷく, romaji seppuku)

  1. ritualized self-disembowelment; ritualized suicide; harakiri; seppuku

Verb[edit]

切腹 + する (hiragana せっぷくする, romaji seppuku suru)

  1. perform ritual self-disembowelment

Conjugation[edit]

See also[edit]

  • 腹切り (harakiri): colloquial term for the same practice

References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.