MEANING: noun:
1. A sense of purpose or something that gives a sense of purpose; a reason for living.
2. Something that brings fulfillment or enjoyment.

ETYMOLOGY: From Japanese ikigai (a reason for being), from iki (life) + -gai (worth). Earliest documented use: 1972. The French equivalent is raison d’être.

IKI-GAI - unappealing young man

I-KIRAI - [possible trigger warning] the final moments of a ritual suicide (seppuku)

I, KING AI - self-proclaimed Ruler of the Sloths