Kievan

Kievan

[kee-ef-uhn, -ev-uhn]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Kiev.
2.
of or pertaining to the period in Russian history (11th and 12th centuries) when Kiev was the political center of a loose federation of states: Kievan Russia.
noun
3.
a native or inhabitant of Kiev.

Origin:
1925–30; Kiev + -an

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