[hahr-uh-keer-ee, har-uh-, har-ee-] /ˈhɑr əˈkɪər i, ˈhær ə-, ˈhær i-/
Also called seppuku. 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.
suicide or any suicidal action; a self-destructive act:
(formerly, in Japan) ritual suicide by disembowelment with a sword when disgraced or under sentence of death Also called seppuku
“suicide by disembowelment,” 1856, from Japanese, literally “belly-cutting,” the colloquial word for what is formally called seppuku “cut open the stomach;” from hara “belly” + kiri “to cut.”
hara-kiri [(har-i-keer-ee, hahr-uh-keer-ee)]
A ritual of suicide, associated with warriors in traditional Japanese society.
- Harald iii
noun 1. surname Hardraade. 1015–66, king of Norway (1047–66); invaded England (1066) and died at the battle of Stamford Bridge
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/ˈhærəld/ noun 1. called Harald Fairhair. ?850–933, first king of Norway: his rule caused emigration to the British Isles
- Harald V
[har-uh ld; Norwegian hahr-ahl] /ˈhær əld; Norwegian ˈhɑr ɑl/ noun 1. born 1937, king of Norway since 1991.
[hair-uh m, har-] /ˈhɛər əm, ˈhær-/ noun 1. . [hair-uh m, har-] /ˈhɛər əm, ˈhær-/ noun 1. the part of a Muslim palace or house reserved for the residence of women. 2. the women in a Muslim household, including the mother, sisters, wives, concubines, daughters, entertainers, and servants. 3. Animal Behavior. a social group of […]