from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of west-central Ukraine near the Polish border. Founded in 1256, it was captured by Poland in 1340, passed to Austria in 1772, and was retaken by Poland in 1918. The city was ceded to the USSR in 1945. Population: 734,000.

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  • proper n. Alternative spelling of Lviv.


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  • Mr. VOLODYMIR YANTSUR (Tour Guide, L'viv): (Foreign language spoken) GREENE: Volodymir Yantsur is a tour guide in L'viv, a city in western Ukraine, and he said this tradition began back in medieval times.

    Fear The Pumpkin: In Ukraine, It's The Big Kiss-Off

  • On September 8, the Security Service in Ukraine arrested Ruslan Zabilyi, a young historian and director of a museum in L'viv, a nationalistic pro-West, pro-democracy city in Ukraine near the border of Poland.

    Andrea Chalupa: What Liberals Must Learn From Ukraine's Orange Revolution

  • Born in 1920 in Lwow, Poland now L'viv, Ukraine, Władysław Dyda was in the part of Poland occupied by Stalin in September 1939.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • Ukranians have perfect right to call the city L'viv since it is Ukranian now administratively. NAME TABOOS.

  • Yes, I realize that L'vov now L'viv has had different names was it not Lemburg too under German control? as different powers governed it. NAME TABOOS.

  • Love the way Tatiana referred to L'viv the Russian way, as it's such a seat of Ukrainian nationalism. NAME TABOOS.

  • And as markets have emerged, another $45 billion in private investment has flowed from places like Boston and London to help support enterprises from Budapest to L'viv.

    President Marshall Plan Commemorative Speech

  • I'm at a cement factory about 40km south of L'viv in the Ukraine today undertaking customer training, and am wondering how I can follow the creekit.

    The Guardian World News

  • "Surely Andrew Stroud at the L'viv Concrete Factory should keep the OBO on continuously and use it as a training aid?" says Chris Bourne.

    The Guardian World News

  • Breuer said tens of thousands of Jewish men, women and children were murdered in L'viv or rounded up and shipped to the Nazi death camp in Belzec or to Nazi forced labor camps.


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