Kiev

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See also: kiev and Kíev

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Russian Ки́ев (Kíjev), from the name of a legendary founder, Кий (Kij), from Proto-Slavic *kyjь "stick, club", though some dismiss this as folk etymology and instead trace it to a local word. Compare Ukrainian Ки́їв (Kýjiv), from Кий (Kyj).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkiːɛv/, /ˈkiːɛf/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛv

Proper noun[edit]

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English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Kiev

  1. The capital city of Ukraine.
  2. An oblast of Ukraine.
  3. The medieval principality centered on Kiev; the Kievan state or Kievan Rus.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Style guides updated between 2005 and 2020 recommend using the spelling Kyiv. See w:Kyiv#Name.
  • The Ukrainian government's official roman-alphabet name for the city is Kyiv, according to the national standard for romanization of Ukrainian Київ (Kyjiv), and has been adopted by geographic naming databases, international organizations, and by many other reference sources.

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Kiev (countable and uncountable, plural Kievs)

  1. Short for chicken Kiev

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:chicken Kiev.

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Kiev

  1. Kiev (the capital city of Ukraine)
  2. Kiev (an oblast of Ukraine)

Dutch[edit]

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Kiev n

  1. Kiev (the capital city of Ukraine)
  2. Kiev (an oblast of Ukraine)

French[edit]

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Kiev m

  1. Kiev (the capital city of Ukraine)
  2. Kiev (an oblast of Ukraine)

Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Russian Ки́ев (Kíjev, Kiev).

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Kiev f

  1. Kiev (the capital city of Ukraine)

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Spanish[edit]

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Kiev m

  1. Kiev (the capital city of Ukraine)

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Swedish[edit]

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Kiev

  1. Kiev (the capital city of Ukraine)
  2. Kiev (an oblast of Ukraine)