Seppuku

==Vocabulary and etymology== Seppuku is also known as harakiri (腹切り, `cutting the belly`), a term more widely familiar outside Japan, and which is written with the same kanji as seppuku, but in reverse order with an okurigana. In Japanese, the more formal seppuku, a Chinese on`yomi reading, is typically used in writing, while harakiri, a ......
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seppuku

(`belly-cutting`), the honourable method of taking one`s own life practiced by men of the samurai (military) class in feudal Japan. The word ... [3 related articles]
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Seppuku

• (n.) Same as Hara-kiri.
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Seppuku

Sep·pu'ku noun Same as Hara-kiri . « Seppuku , or hara-kiri, also came into vogue.» W. E. Griffis.
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seppuku

either voluntary (to expiate serious failure) or obligatory suicide (instead of execution) to regain one's honor in death. A privilege reserved for the samurai class. Commonly referred to as hara-kiri.
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seppuku

Japanese ritual suicide, popularly known as hara-kiri. ...
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Seppuku

Ritual suicide: the act of killing one's self by slitting open his belly. Possibly first carried out by Minamoto Yorimasa in 1180, seppuku came to be the 'official' manner of suicide for a samurai, and was prohibited for all other classes. In time, seppuku came to take on religious connotations, but in essence the exceedingly painful manner of dyin...
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seppuku

seppuku: see hara-kiri.
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SEPPUKU

The ritual act of taking one's own life by using a Hara-Kiri cut to slice one's stomach open from left to right, then finishing with an upward turn. Usually accompanied by a Kaishuken, or Second, who would behead the man after to relieve suffering or if he should falter, to save honor. Usually performed with a purified Wakizashi or Tanto in Shirasa...
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