Kharkiv

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From Ukrainian Ха́рків (Xárkiv) = Russian Ха́рьков (Xárʹkov). The city's name comes from the Kharkiv River. There is also a folk etymology that the city and river are named after a Cossack going by Харко́ (Xarkó) < Харько́ (Xarʹkó) < 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. Kharkiv province (oblast), in eastern Ukraine.
  3. Kharkiv river in Ukraine.

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