from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of west-central Ukraine west of Kiev. First mentioned in 1240, it was a way station on the trade route between Scandinavia and Constantinople, and was incorporated into Russia in the late 1770s. Population: 278,000.
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- proper n. A city in Ukraine, administrative centre of Zhytomyr province.
- proper n. Zhytomyr province (oblast), in north-western Ukraine.
From Ukrainian Житомир (Žytomýr), after a legendary Slavic prince. (Wiktionary)