seppuku

[se-poo-koo]
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Origin of seppuku

1900–05; < Japanese, earlier s(y)et-puku < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese qiè cut + belly
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seppuku

noun
  1. another word for hara-kiri

Word Origin for seppuku

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