See also: Pekín, Pékin, and pékin

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Pekin

  1. Obsolete form of Peking. Synonym of Beijing
    • 1889, Jules Verne, Virginia Champlin, transl., The Adventures of a Chinaman in China[1], Lee and Shepard, page 16:
      His father, Tchoung-Heou, was living at Pekin when he was born ; and he was six years old when the former settled at Shang-hai.
    • 1916, William Howard Taft, Our Chief Magistrate and His Powers[2], New York: Columbia University Press, OCLC 976488509, OL 7058356M, pages 114-115:
      The importance of the President in our foreign relations, when his power in that regard is considered in connection with his duty to take care that the laws are faithfully executed, and with his duty as Commander-in-Chief to direct the movements of the Army and Navy, may be noted in the authority which President McKinley exercised to take part in the so-called "Boxer War," in China. The lawless uprising in that ancient Empire against foreigners, which for the time being overthrew the power of the Imperial Government, exposed to danger the lives of the diplomatic representatives of foreign nations at Pekin, and brought about the murder of one of them. Uniting with other governments, President McKinley, without express Congressional authority, ordered the land and naval forces of the United States into a campaign to rescue the foreign legations which were besieged in Pekin.
    • 1959 December, “Talking of Trains: Five trains to Hanoi”, in Trains Illustrated, page 579:
      If you have seventeen days and £168 to spare, can satisfy the Iron Curtain authorities of your bona fides and your taste runs to marathon rail travel, you can now board the "Night Ferry" at Victoria and ride across the whole of Europe and Asia to Hanoi, capital of North Viet-Nam, changing carriage only at Brussels, Berlin, Moscow and Pekin.
    • 1970, Annual summary of information on natural disasters 1966[3], Belgium: Unesco, page 26:
      Little detailed information is available on the series of violent shocks which occurred in Hopeh province, north-eastern China, in March 1966. The earthquake of 7 March (No. 184), whose epicentre was located in the region of Hsing-t'ai, about 400 km south-west of Pekin, probably caused extensive damage since the magnitude was 7 and the focus shallow. The New China agency reported 'various degrees of damage' in about thirty communes. The shock of 22 March (No. 185) was even more violent; its epicentre was near that of the previous shock, and it was felt over a wide area, including Pekin, 300 km away.
  2. A city, the county seat of Tazewell County, Illinois.
  3. A hamlet in New York.
  4. A city and village in North Dakota.

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NounEdit

Pekin (countable and uncountable, plural Pekins)

  1. A type of patterned silk.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Pekin”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.

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AzerbaijaniEdit

Proper nounEdit

Pekin

  1. Beijing (a direct-administered municipality, the capital city of China)

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RomanizationEdit

Pekin

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ぺきん
  2. Rōmaji transcription of ペキン

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɛ.kin/
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Proper nounEdit

Pekin m inan

  1. Beijing (a direct-administered municipality, the capital city of China)

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Further readingEdit

  • Pekin in Polish dictionaries at PWN