Lviv

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From Ukrainian Львів (L’viv) < Old East Slavic Лвовъ (Lvovъ) or Львовъ (L’vovъ), originally named after the founder's son, Лев (Lev), Lev I of Galicia (ca. 1228 – ca. 1301).

Compare Belarusian Львоў (L’voŭ), Polish Lwów, Russian Львов (Lʹvov), Slovak L'vov. Also compare Old East Slavic Льва город (L’va górod, Lev's city), Greek Λεόπολις (Leópolis) or Λεοντόπολις (Leontópolis), Latin Leopolis, German Lemberg.

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Lviv

  1. A medieval city in western Ukraine, administrative centre of Lviv province.
  2. Lviv province (oblast), in western Ukraine.

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Lviv f

  1. Lviv (city in Ukraine)

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