Origin of hara-kiriJapanese from hara, belly + kiri, a cutting, cut
An example of hara-kiri is a Japanese military man killing himself by falling stomach forward into his own sword to avoid execution.
nounpl. ha·ra-ki·ris, also ha·ri-ka·ris
Origin of hara-kiriJapanese harakiri hara abdomen, bowels kiri to cut
- harikari, hari-kari
From Japanese 腹切り (はらきり (harakiri)). From 腹 (“belly”) (はら (hara)) + 切る (“cut”) (きる (kiru)).