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seppuku

[ se-poo-koo ]
/ sɛˈpu kʊ /
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noun
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Origin of seppuku

First recorded in 1900–05; from Japanese, earlier s(y)et-puku, from Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese qiè “cut” + “belly”

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British Dictionary definitions for seppuku

seppuku
/ (sɛˈpuːkuː) /

noun
another word for hara-kiri

Word Origin for seppuku

from Japanese, from Chinese ch`ieh to cut + fu bowels
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