seppuku

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 切腹, せっぷく (seppuku), from Middle Chinese (t͡set "to cut") + (pjuwk "belly") (compare Cantonese tsit-fuk 切腹, Mandarin qiēfù 切腹).

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seppuku (countable and uncountable, plural seppukus or seppuku)

  1. A form of ritual suicide by disembowelment using a blade, practiced by Japanese samurai, especially to rid oneself of shame, as a means of protest or, formerly, as a method of capital punishment.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Japanese 切腹

Noun[edit]

seppuku

  1. seppuku
    • 1997, Erik Østerud, Den Optiske Fordring: Pejlinger I Den Visuelle Kultur Omkring Henrik Ibsens Forfatterskab
      På grund af dette lovbrud beordrer shogunen Hangan til at begå seppuku.
      Because of this crime, the shogun commands Hangan to commit seppuku.
    • 1967, K. Holst Andersen, Mit hus i Japan
      ... det blev ham tilladt at begå seppuku, eller harakiri, selvmord ved at stikke en kniv i underlivet.
      ... he was allowed to commit seppuku, or harakiri, suicide by stabbing a knife into the part of the body consisting of the hip and the scrotum.

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No declined forms attested.

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seppuku

  1. Rōmaji transcription of せっぷく

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 切腹 (せっぷく (seppuku)).

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seppuku n (indecl)

  1. seppuku

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seppuku m (plural seppukus)

  1. seppuku (ritual Japanese suicide by disembowelment)