Lviv

(redirected from Lwiw)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.

L'viv

or Lviv  (lə-vĭv′, lə-vēo͝o′) or L'vov or Lvov (lə-vôv′, -vôf′)
A city of west-central Ukraine near the Polish border. Founded in 1256, it was captured by Poland in 1349, ceded to Austria in 1772, retaken by Poland in 1918, and assigned to the USSR in 1945.

Lviv

(Ukrainian lvif)
n
(Placename) the Ukrainian name for Lvov
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Transferred to Lwiw, Ukraine, she somehow discovered a local Catholic parish.
In January 1936, she became the first female professor of art history in Poland, at Jan Kazimierz University in Lvov (now Lwiw, Ukraine).
In the nineteenth-century cartography, where Lvov (the Ukrainian spelling Lwiw means "lion") was rendered in either its Polish or Austro-Hungarian forms, Lwow or Lemberg, the city was at the very heart of Europe, its geographical center and perhaps its soul as well, for it was famous for both its monasteries and university.