北平

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See also: 北京

Mandarin[edit]

north
 
flat; level; equal; to make the same score; to tie; to draw; calm; peaceful
simp. and trad.
(北平)

Etymology[edit]

From Chinese ("north") + ("peace", "pacification"), used in the sense of pacified or conquered territory

Pronunciation[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

北平

  1. (archaic) Beiping Commandery (in present-day Baoding, Hebei)
  2. (historical) Beiping, the name of Beijing during the early Ming dynasty, between its conquest by the Hongwu emperor and its renaming by the Yongle emperor
  3. (historical) Beiping, the name of Beijing during the early 20th century when the Republic of China removed its capital to Nanking

Usage notes[edit]

In the third sense, the most common English usage is Peiping, Pei-ping, or P'ei-ping, all based on the Wade-Giles romanization of Chinese characters which was commonly used in English during this period of Chinese history.

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