seppuku

[ se-poo-koo ]
/ sɛˈpu kʊ /

noun


Nearby words

  1. sepmag,
  2. sepn.,
  3. sepoy,
  4. sepoy rebellion,
  5. seppo,
  6. sepsis,
  7. sept,
  8. sept-,
  9. sept-îles,
  10. sept.

Origin of seppuku

1900–05; < Japanese, earlier s(y)et-puku < 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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