plural -s
: the sacred dagger of the Sikhs
the right of every Sikh … to wear a kirpanJ. C. Archer

Word History


Panjabi & Hindi kirpāṇ, from Sanskrit kṛpāṇa sword

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“Kirpan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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