Kharkiv

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From Ukrainian Ха́рків (Xárkiv) (compare Russian Ха́рьков (Xárʹkov), whence Kharkov). The city is named after the Kharkiv River. A folk etymology says the city and river are named after a Cossack called Харко́ (Xarkó), from Харько́ (Xarʹkó), from Greek Χαρίτων (Charíton), but there is no hard evidence supporting this.

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  • Hyphenation: Khar‧kiv

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Kharkiv

  1. An industrial city in eastern Ukraine, administrative centre of Kharkiv province.
  2. A province (oblast) in eastern Ukraine in which this city is located.
  3. The Kharkiv river in Ukraine.

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