Kiev

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See also: kiev and Kíev

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From Russian Ки́ев (Kíjev), from the name of a legendary founder, Кий (Kij), from a Slavic word for “bat”, though some dismiss this as folk etymology and instead trace it to a local word. Compare Ukrainian Ки́їв (Kýjiv), from Кий (Kyj).

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Kiev

  1. The capital of Ukraine
  2. The medieval principality centred on Kiev; the Kievan state or Kievan Rus
  3. Kiev province (oblast) of Ukraine

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Kiev n

  1. Kiev

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Kiev m

  1. Kiev

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Borrowed from Russian Ки́ев (Kíjev, Kiev).

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Kiev f

  1. Kiev (the capital city of Ukraine)

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Kiev m

  1. Kiev

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Kiev

  1. Kiev, the capital of Ukraine