Kherson meaning

kĕr-sôn', KHĕr-
A city of south-central Ukraine on the Dnieper River near the Black Sea east-northeast of Odessa. It was founded in 1778 as a naval base.
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Port in S Ukraine, on the Dnieper near its mouth.
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A port city on the Dnieper in Ukraine, administrative centre of Kherson province.
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Kherson province (oblast), in southern Ukraine.
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Origin of kherson

From Russian Херсон (Xersón), named in memory of Ancient Greek colony of Χερσόνησος (Khersonēsos). Compare Russian Херсонес (Xersonés, “the city of Chersonesos”), Old East Slavic Корсунь (Korsún’, “Chersonesos”), Ukrainian Херсон (Xersón, “Kherson”).