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hara-kiri

noun [U] uk   us   /ˌhær.əˈkiː.ri/
(in Japan, especially in the past) a formal way of killing yourself by cutting open your stomach with a sword
Translations of “hara-kiri”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指日本舊時的)切腹,切腹自殺…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指日本旧时的)剖腹自杀…
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