seppuku

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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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Romanization[edit]

seppuku

  1. rōmaji reading of せっぷく

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 切腹 (せっぷく (seppuku)).

Noun[edit]

seppuku n (indecl)

  1. seppuku