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Etymology 1Edit

Calque of Chinese 中國中国 (Zhōngguó), mistaking (zhōng, “central”) as middle.

Proper nounEdit

the Middle Kingdom

  1. China.
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Etymology 2Edit

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Proper nounEdit

the Middle Kingdom

  1. (historical) Egypt in the 12th and 13th dynasties.
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