Definitions

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.

Etymologies

From Ukrainian Житомир (Žytomýr), after a legendary Slavic prince. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Bertha Landsman was born in Zhitomir (Zhytomyr, Ukraine) on June 12, 1882.

    Bertha Landsman.

  • Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on July 8, 1932, to Ann Mandel and Harry London (changed from Herschel Landman when he came to Canada from Zhytomyr), Teme was named after her Russian great-grandmother, whose name was pronounced “Tem-e.”

    Israeli Folk Dance Pioneers in North America.

  • Her brief, unhappy marriage and unrequited love for a poet in Zhitomir (Zhytomyr, Ukraine) awoke within her unbounded feelings of devotion and compassion toward people who suffered.

    Sarah Lishansky.

  • (Zaporizhzhya), Zhytomyrs'ka (Zhytomyr) note: names in parentheses are administrative centers when name differs from oblast 'name

    The 1994 CIA World Factbook

  • (Uzhhorod), Zaporiz'ka (Zaporizhzhya), Zhytomyrs'ka (Zhytomyr) note: oblasts have the administrative center name following in parentheses

    The 2000 CIA World Factbook

  • Volyn '(Luts'k), Zakarpattya (Uzhhorod), Zaporizhzhya, Zhytomyr note: administrative divisions have the same names as their administrative centers (exceptions have the administrative center name following in parentheses)

    The 2005 CIA World Factbook

  • (Luts'k), Zakarpattya (Uzhhorod), Zaporizhzhya, Zhytomyr note: administrative divisions have the same names as their administrative centers (exceptions have the administrative center name following in parentheses)

    The 2007 CIA World Factbook

  • Zhytomyr note: administrative divisions have the same names as their administrative centers (exceptions have the administrative center name following in parentheses)

    The 2004 CIA World Factbook

  • Zhytomyrs'ka (Zhytomyr) note: oblasts have the administrative center name following in parentheses

    The 1999 CIA Factbook

  • (Uzhhorod), Zaporiz'ka (Zaporizhzhya), Zhytomyrs'ka (Zhytomyr) note: names in parentheses are administrative centers when name differs from oblast 'name

    The 1995 CIA World Factbook

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