See also: kiev and Kíev

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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).

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

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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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  • The Ukrainian government's official English name for the city is Kyiv, because Kiev is from Russian, rather than Ukrainian. However, Kiev is much more widely used in the English-speaking world.

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Kiev

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

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Kiev n

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

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Kiev m

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

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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 (the capital city of Ukraine)

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Kiev

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