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

  • A city of southwest Ukraine in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains near the Romanian border. It was a center of the Ukrainian nationalist movement in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Population: 242,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A city on the Prut river in the Bukovyna region of Ukraine, administrative centre of Chernivtsi province.
  • proper n. Chernivtsi province (oblast), in south-western Ukraine.


From Ukrainian Чернівці (Černivcí), from the legendary name Чернь (Čern’). Compare чорний (čórnyj, "black"). (Wiktionary)



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