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Chuzhynoiu: kn. VII describes an edition of a book by Oleksandr Oles'.

  1. What does kn. mean?

  2. is there an online list of Ukrainian abbreviations where I could have found this?

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    Welcome to Ukrainian Language! Please provide with some citation for context. You must have been reading a translation, and abbreviations are basically up to the will of the translator. For example "kn" could stand for книга /knyha/ ("a book"), but it could be "volume", "section", or anything else.
    – bytebuster
    Oct 25 '20 at 2:07
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is there an online list of Ukrainian abbreviations where I could have found this?

For example: http://abbrs.info/

Chuzhynoiu: kn. VII describes an edition of a book by Oleksandr Oles'.

What does kn. mean?

It means knyha (book):

кн. книга

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kn. stands for "книга" (book), and in this context refers to volume (like in a "Random Dictionary, Vol. IV".

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    Welcome to Ukrainian Language! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to back it with references to credible sources and/or academic research. Unbacked posts attract downvotes and disputes. Also, your answer seems to add nothing comparing to the existing answer.
    – bytebuster
    Dec 4 '20 at 4:39
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    It adds a comparison of "kn." to "vol.", and analogies usually help to understand something better. Besides, in a question as mundane as this I am not sure what kind of reference can be used.
    – Physmatik
    Dec 4 '20 at 17:16

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