or Ni·ko·la·ev

[ nik-uh-lah-yuh f; Russian nyi-kuh-lah-yif ]
/ ˌnɪk əˈlɑ yəf; Russian nyɪ kʌˈlɑ yɪf /


a city in S Ukraine, in the SW on the Bug River.


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Formerly Vernoleninsk. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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/ (Russian nikaˈlajɪf) /


a city in S Ukraine on the Southern Bug about 64 km (40 miles) from the Black Sea: founded as a naval base in 1788; one of the leading Black Sea ports. Pop: 518 000 (2005 est)Former name: Vernoleninsk
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