Peking

[ pee-king, pey-; Chinese bey-jing ]
/ ˈpiˈkɪŋ, ˈpeɪ-; Chinese ˈbeɪˈdʒɪŋ /
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noun

Older Spelling. Beijing.
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British Dictionary definitions for peking

Peking

/ (ˈpiːˈkɪŋ) /

noun

the former English name of Beijing
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Word Origin and History for peking

Peking


former transliteration of what is now (in the pinyin system) called Beijing. In the Wade-Giles system it was Peiping; this form Peking pre-dates Wade-Giles and was formed by the old British-run, Hong Kong-based Chinese postal system.

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Culture definitions for peking

Peking

[ (pee-king, pay-king) ]

See Beijing.

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