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Type Settlement & Political Subdivision
Scripts Київ(Ukrainian)
Pronounced Pron. /ˈkɪ.jiu̯/(Ukrainian) /ˈkiː.ɪv/(English) /kiː.ˈɪv/(English) /ˈkiːv/(English) /ˈkjɪv/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From Old East Slavic Киевъ (Kievu) of uncertain meaning. It is traditionally attributed to the given name Кий (Kyi) referring to one of the three legendary founders of the city, although another theory suggests that it is derived from Ukrainian кий (kyi) meaning "stick, pole" (so named because the city was palisaded by poles). This is the name of the capital city of Ukraine as well as a oblast (province) of the same name.
Added 5/29/2023 by anonymous