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Type Settlement
Usage Russian
Scripts Владикавказ(Russian)
Pronounced Pron. vlə-dyi-kuf-KAS  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "ruler of the Caucasus" from Russian владеть (vladet) meaning "to own, to possess, to control" combined with Кавказ (Kavkaz) meaning "Caucasus". This is the name of the capital city of the Russian republic of North Ossetia-Alania. The Ossetian name for the city is Dzaudzhyqau.
Added 11/10/2016 by HL
Edited 9/9/2021 by Lucille, Mike C and HL