Lviv

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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.
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Lviv

(Ukrainian lvif)
n
(Placename) the Ukrainian name for Lvov
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Ax was born in Lvov, Poland, and first captured public attention in 1974 when he won the first Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition.
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