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Kiev

Ukrainian Kyyiv, of unknown origin; explanation from the name of a founding prince named Kiy probably is folk etymology. Related: Kievan.

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of Kiev from WordNet

Kiev (n.)
capital and largest city of the Ukraine; a major manufacturing and transportation center;
Synonyms: Kyyiv / capital of the Ukraine
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.