Kirpan definition

kîr-pän, kûr-
A ceremonial dagger or sword with a curved blade that all observant Sikhs are required to wear.
noun
0
0
Advertisement

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
kirpan
Plural:
kirpans

Origin of kirpan

  • Punjabi kirpān Hindi kr̥pān both from Sanskrit kr̥pāṇaḥ sacrificial knife, dagger perhaps akin to kalpayati he distributes, trims, cuts skel-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition