[tz] Kyiv

Garrett Wollman wollman at csail.mit.edu
Fri Dec 15 19:22:15 UTC 2017

<<On Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:56:42 +0000, "Clive D.W. Feather" <clive at davros.org> said:

> The Oxford English Dictionary, which is about as close to an authority on
> the English language as you'll find, has 31 uses of the name Kiev and none
> of Kyiv. Several are for "chicken Kiev" or other similar dishes.

Note that the OED explicitly considers proper nouns to be out of
scope, unless they develop unrelated senses or change parts of speech.
Some other dictionaries (notable the American Heritage Dictionary) do
include such names in their own right.


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