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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