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 (kē′ĕf, -ĕv) or Ky·yiv (kē′ēo͝o)
The capital and largest city of Ukraine, in the north-central part of the country on the Dnieper River. Founded in the fifth century, it became the capital of Kievan Russia in the ninth century. Invaded by the Mongols in 1240, Kiev passed to Lithuania in the 14th century, became part of the Russian empire in 1686, and was ceded to the USSR in 1920.


(ˈkiːɛf; Russian ˈkijɪf)
(Placename) the capital of Ukraine, on the Dnieper River: formed the first Russian state by the late 9th century; university (1834). Pop: 2 623 000 (2005 est)


(ˈki ɛf, -ɛv)

the capital of Ukraine, on the Dnieper River. 2,616,000.
Ki′ev•an, adj., n.
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Noun1.Kiev - capital and largest city of the UkraineKiev - capital and largest city of the Ukraine; a major manufacturing and transportation center
Ukraine, Ukrayina - a republic in southeastern Europe; formerly a European soviet; the center of the original Russian state which came into existence in the ninth century
КиївКиївська областьКиївська РусьКиївщина
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