1651 Ukrain, 1671 Ukraine, 1688 Ucrania, Ukrania, 1762 Ocraine. Adaptation of Polish Ukraina, Russian Украи́на (Ukraína), or Ukrainian Украї́на (Ukrajína), from the specific use, originally meaning “borderland”, “marches” or “insideland”. From Old East Slavic ѹкраина (ukraina), from оу (u, “at”) + краи (krai, “edge”), or край (kraj, “land”). Details in Wikipedia: Name of Ukraine.
- (UK) IPA(key): /juːˈkɹeɪn/
- (US) IPA(key): /juˈkɹeɪn/, /ˈjuˌkɹeɪn/, [ju̟ˈkɹeɪ̯n], [ˈjuˌkɹeɪ̯n]
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- Rhymes: -eɪn
- A country in Eastern Europe; was long part of the Russian Empire, then of the Soviet Union.
- For usage examples of this term, see Citations:Ukraine.
Since the country's independence in 1991, style guides recommend Ukraine (as in “a musician from Ukraine”), without an article. Previously, the most common usage was the Ukraine (as in “a musician from the Ukraine”).
- (countries of Europe) country of Europe; Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City
- Countries of the world
- Appendix:Place names in Ukraine
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