The name Sokiryany seems to come from the word "sokyra" which in Ukranian (сокира) means axe. According to the city's official website, at http://cokyra-city.cv.ua, legend says that the first settlers equipped themselves with axes to clear the forets and found the city. Use the controls below to translate it to your desired language.


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