Other Word Forms of Seppuku
Origin of Seppuku
Japanese setsu to cut (from Middle Chinese tshiat) (also the source of Mandarin qiè) fuku stomach, abdomen (from Middle Chinese fuwk) (also the source of Mandarin fù)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Japanese 切腹, せっぷく (seppuku), from Middle Chinese 切 (t͡set "to cut") + 腹 (pjuwk "belly") (compare Cantonese tsit-fuk 切腹, Mandarin qiēfù 切腹).
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