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The name is known from the 16th century. The specific form of Ukrainian names should be considered pleophonic – Terekhtemyriv. There is no convincing explanation of the name in literature. In my opinion, the explanation must come from distinct antroponimic form of name (house or a farm of Terekhtemyr). Name Terekhtemyr quite obviously consists of two Tatar words Terek + Temir. It is impossible to connect this Terek-Temir with someone famous historical figures. It can be assumed that the proper name reflects the process of settling of Kaniv region in the Golden Horde time of 2 half 13 – 1 half 14th century.

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