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Ки́їв (Kýjivm

  1. Kyiv (the capital city of Ukraine)


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From Old East Slavic Кꙑевъ (Kyevŭ), of uncertain origin.

The traditional etymology is from the name of a legendary founder, Кий (Kyj), mentioned in the Hypatian Codex. However, historian Michael Hrushevsky warned that this was an “etymological myth”.

A proposal by linguist Jaroslav Rudnyckyj, accepted by several émigré linguists and supported by multiple lines of evidence, holds that Київ (Kyjiv) comes rather from the same term as Modern Ukrainian кий (kyj, stick, pole), meaning a settlement palisaded ки́ями (kýjamy, by poles).


  • IPA(key): [ˈkɪjiu̯]
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Proper noun[edit]

Ки́їв (Kýjivm inan (genitive Ки́єва, uncountable, related adjective ки́ївський)

  1. Kyiv (the capital city of Ukraine)
    у Ки́єві, у Ки́євуu Kýjevi, u Kýjevuin Kyiv
    у Ки́їв, до Ки́єваu Kýjiv, do Kýjevato Kyiv
    з Ки́єваz Kýjevafrom Kyiv


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