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Meaning of Kievan

Ki•ev•an

Pronunciation: (kē'ef-un, -ev-un), [key]
— adj.
  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.
—n.
  1. a native or inhabitant of Kiev.
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