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Just a shot in the dark here, but it almost sounds like it's the word "KHYEA" mirrored, using the midpoint of the capital 'A' as the inflection point, i.e.:

KHYEA + AEYHK (with the K backwards) = KHYEAEYHK

Of course, that begs the question of what KHYEA means. It could be an old spelling for a syllable in Mandarin, cf. the second item in second row of the table at the bottom here:

books.google.com/books?id=Yv9GAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA112#v=onepage&q&f=false

Searching on Google books for the word "khyea" turns up some old books where the word pops up, so you could try that for further detective work.