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Definition of the noun hara-kiri
What does hara-kiri mean as a name of something?
- ritual suicide by self-disembowelment on a sword; practiced by samurai in the traditional Japanese society
Alternative definition of the noun hara-kiri
- Ceremonial suicide by ripping open the abdomen with a dagger or knife: formerly practised in Japan by members of the warrior class when disgraced or sentenced to death.
- synonym: seppuku
- Suicide or any suicidal action.
- [by extension, figuratively] An act against one's own interests.
"Hara-Kiri" is a musical album of Marousse.
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Hara-Kiri was a monthly French satirical magazine, first published in 1960. It was created by Georges Bernier, Cavanna and Fred Aristidès. A weekly counterpart, Hara-Kiri Hebdo, was first published in 1969.
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An Encyclopedia by Louis G. Perez
Hara-kiri (Seppuku) Hara-kiri or seppuku ...
by Shori, A K
so seriously because it is better to be happy-go-lucky and face life as it comes Hara-kiri: A Japanese method of committing suicide by cutting one's stomach open * Hara- kiri was traditionally regarded in Japan as an honourable way to avoid ...
by Elizabeth Knowles
hara-kiri ritual suicide by disembowelment with a sword, formerly practised in Japan by samurai as an honourable ...
by Maurice Waite
hara-kiri. informal spend time relaxing or enjoying yourself. hang up end a telephone conversation by cutting the...
hara-kiri /ha-ruh-ki-ri/ n .
by Salvatore Attardo
Hara-Kiri Hara Kiri was a notorious ...
by Charlotte Buxton
hara-kiri n. (formerly, in Japan) ritual suicide by cutting open the stomach with a sword. harangue v. criticize aggressively. harass v. 1 subject to constant pressure or interference. 2 attack an enemy repeatedly. harassment n. Spell harass with ...
The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)
A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chrisholm
Hara-kiri has been often translated as “ the happy dispatch ” in confusion with a native euphemism for the act. More usually the Japanese themselves speak of hara-kiri by its Chinese synonym, SepPuku. Hara-kiri is not an aboriginal Japanese ...
Dictionary of Sociology (2012)
by Tony Lawson, Joan Garrod
hara-kiri: ritual disemboweling as a form of suicide among Japanese. It is often referred to as a ...
by Bill Palmer, Karen Palmer, Ric Meyers
Hara-Kiri (I962). (Seppuku). Pro.Co: Shochiku; Dir: Masaki Kobayashi; Pro: Tatsuo Hosoya; S.P.: Shinobu Hashimoto; Cast: Tatsuya Nakadai, Rentaro Mikuni, Tetsuro Tamba, Akira Ishihama. Masao Mishima (Tango), Shima Iwashita (Mike), ...
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Video shows what hara-kiri means. Ceremonial suicide by disembowelment, as by slicing open the abdomen with a dagger or knife: formerly practised in Japan ...
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