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Peking

[pee-king, pey-; Chinese bey-jing] /ˈpiˈkɪŋ, ˈpeɪ-; Chinese ˈbeɪˈdʒɪŋ/
noun
1.
Older Spelling. Beijing.
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British Dictionary definitions for Peking

Peking

/ˈpiːˈkɪŋ/
noun
1.
the former English name of Beijing
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Word Origin and History for 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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Peking in Culture
Peking [(pee-king, pay-king)]

See Beijing.

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