Kyiv meaning

kēyu
Capital of Ukraine, on the Dnieper.
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Alternative spelling of Kiev.
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Origin of kyiv

Ukrainian Київ (Kýjiv), from the name of a legendary founder, Кий (Kyj). Compare Russian Киев (Kíjev), from Кий (Kij). (see Kyi, Shchek and Khoryv in Wikipedia)