Kharkov (from Russian)
From Ukrainian Харків (Xárkiv) = Russian Харьков (Xár’kov). 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 Харко (Xarkó) < Харько (Xar’kó) < Greek Χαρίτων (Charíton), but there is no hard evidence supporting this.
- Hyphenation: Khar‧kiv
- An industrial city in eastern Ukraine, administrative centre of Kharkiv province.
- Kharkiv province (oblast), in eastern Ukraine.
- Kharkiv river in Ukraine.