切腹

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Chinese[edit]

close to; to cut; to slice abdomen; stomach; belly
trad. (切腹)
simp. #(切腹)

Etymology[edit]

Orthographic borrowing from Japanese 切腹(せっぷく) (seppuku).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

切腹

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

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
せつ > せっ
Grade: 2
ふく > ぷく
Grade: 6
on’yomi
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Etymology[edit]

(setsu, to cut) +‎ (fuku, belly)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

切腹(せっぷく) (seppuku

  1. seppuku (ritual suicide by disembowelment)
    Synonym: 腹切り (harakiri)
    • 2004 September 8, Sorachi, Hideaki, “(だい)十七(くん) ()ってなくても()ったふりして(じょう)()のヅラ() [Lesson 17: Even If You’re Not Drunk, Pretend to Be, and Snatch Your Boss’s Toupée]”, in (ぎん)(たま) [Silver Soul], volume 3 (fiction), Tokyo: Shueisha, →ISBN:
      いけェェ (きょく)(ちょう)ォ‼
      Ikēe Kyokuchōo‼
      Gooo, Captain‼
      ()ねェ (ふく)(ちょう)
      Shinē Fukuchō‼
      Die, Vice-Captain‼
      (だれ)(いま)()ねっつったの‼(せっ)(ぷく)だコラァ‼
      Dare da ima shinettsutta no‼ Seppuku da korā‼
      Who said die⁉ Seppuku, now‼

Descendants[edit]

  • Chinese: 切腹
  • Danish: seppuku
  • English: seppuku
  • Polish: seppuku
  • Portuguese: seppuku
  • Russian: сэппуку (sɛppuku)

Verb[edit]

切腹(せっぷく)する (seppuku surusuru (stem 切腹(せっぷく) (seppuku shi), past 切腹(せっぷく)した (seppuku shita))

  1. to commit seppuku

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References[edit]

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