hara-kiri

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ha·ra-ki·ri

(hăr′ĭ-kîr′ē, hä′rē-) also ha·ri-ka·ri (här′ē-kär′ē, hăr′ē-kăr′ē)
n. pl. ha·ra-ki·ris also ha·ri-ka·ris
See seppuku.

[Japanese harakiri : hara, abdomen, bowels + kiri, to cut.]

hara-kiri

(ˌhærəˈkɪrɪ) or

hari-kari

n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) (formerly, in Japan) ritual suicide by disembowelment with a sword when disgraced or under sentence of death. Also called: seppuku
[C19: from Japanese taboo slang, from hara belly + kiri cutting]

ha•ra-ki•ri

(ˈhɑr əˈkɪər i, ˈhær ə-, ˈhær i-)

also hari-kari



n.
1. ceremonial suicide by ripping open the abdomen with a dagger or knife: formerly practiced in Japan by members of the warrior class when disgraced or sentenced to death.
2. any suicidal action; a self-destructive act: political hara-kiri.
[1855–60; < Japanese, =hara belly + kiri cut]

hara-kiri

A Japanese term meaning belly cut, used for the practice of ritual suicide by disembowelment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hara-kiri - ritual suicide by self-disembowelment on a sword; practiced by samurai in the traditional Japanese society
self-annihilation, self-destruction, suicide - the act of killing yourself; "it is a crime to commit suicide"
Nihon, Nippon, Japan - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building

hara-kiri

noun ritual suicide, suicide, seppuku The entire organisation will be compelled to commit hara-kiri.
Translations

hara-kiri

[ˈhærəˈkɪrɪ] Nharaquiri m

hara-kiri

[ˌhærəˈkɪri] nhara-kiri m
to commit hara-kiri → (se) faire hara-kiri

hara-kiri

nHarakiri nt
References in classic literature ?
Mulcahy for some weeks understood very little of anything at all save that ever at his elbow, in camp or at parade, stood two big men with soft voices adjuring him to commit hari-kari lest a worse thing should happen - to die for the honour of the regiment in decency among the nearest knives.