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Hi everybody! What do you call the act of a Samurai when he uses a short sword to stab into his stomach to kill himself after he fails a mission?
Thanks a lot!
In English it is a "ritual suicide" but the Japanese word harakiri or seppuku will normally be used. Both of these mean belly cut.
With the right context almost anything can sound appropriate.
tony h : Thank you very much for your answer. It's very helpful.
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