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kirpan

[kir-pahn] /kɪrˈpɑn/
noun
1.
a small dagger worn by orthodox Sikhs.
Origin of kirpan
1900-1905
1900-05; < Punjabi and Hindi < Sanskrit kṛpāṇa sword
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  • After all, a kirpan was a sidearm, and his religion required him to carry that.

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Kirpan

/kɪrˈpɑːn/
noun
1.
the short sword traditionally carried by Sikhs as a symbol of their religious and cultural loyalty, symbolizing protection for the weak See also five Ks
Word Origin
Punjabi kirpān
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