What is another word for seppukus?

8 synonyms found


[ sˈɛpjuːkəs], [ sˈɛpjuːkəs], [ s_ˈɛ_p_j_uː_k_ə_s]

Seppuku or harakiri is an ancient Japanese practice of suicide by disembowelment. The word seppuku has come to be used more commonly in English-speaking countries to refer to this act of self-harm. However, there are numerous synonyms for the word seppuku, such as harakiri, jigai, tsuifuku, and kaishaku. The term harakiri is an alternative reading of the same Chinese characters as seppuku, while jigai pertains to the specific act of a woman committing suicide in feudal Japan. On the other hand, tsuifuku and kaishaku refer to the assistance and ritualistic beheading that are often associated with seppuku, respectively.

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