Etymology
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hara-kiri (n.)

"suicide by disembowelment," 1856, from Japanese, literally "belly-cutting," the colloquial word for what is formally called seppuku "cut open the stomach;" from hara "belly" + kiri "to cut." Sometimes erroneously written hari-kari.

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Definitions of hara-kiri

hara-kiri (n.)
ritual suicide by self-disembowelment on a sword; practiced by samurai in the traditional Japanese society;
Synonyms: harakiri / harikari / seppuku
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