[kee-ef-uh n, -ev-uh n]


of or relating to Kiev.
of or relating to the period in Russian history (11th and 12th centuries) when Kiev was the political center of a loose federation of states: Kievan Russia.


a native or inhabitant of Kiev.

Origin of Kievan

First recorded in 1925–30; Kiev + -an Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019