Oats (Ternopil district)
Vivsya is a village in the Koziv Village Community, Ternopil District, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine. Administrative center of the former Vivsyanska village council. Area - 0.22 square meters. km. The population is 791 people (2021). Until July 19, 2020, it belonged to the Koziv district. In accordance with the Order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of June 12, 2020 № 724-r "On the definition of administrative centers and approval of the territories of territorial communities of Ternopil region" became part of the Koziv village community ..
The village is connected with the center of the village community by the highway number C200803.
It was first mentioned in 1779 as part of the Habsburg monarchy; according to other sources - in 1785. The village has a Greek Catholic church (built in 1818-1870) and a church (built in 1994-2017) of St. Michael the Archangel. There were Ukrainian Sich riflemen on Oats; an OUN cell was established; a hundred UPA. There is a kindergarten, a school of I-II grades, a first-aid post, a shop, a post office, and a library.
Origin of the name
The toponym Oats comes from the female name Hosea and from oats (oats, goves) - "village that grew oats", from the Proto-Slavic * ovь̀sъ; or from the collective concepts of oat field, oat seedlings, oats; from the word in the plural - vivsa, or also from other similar words - oats (reduced-lovingly); oats - a plant of wild oats; oats - oat grain, oat stalk; oatmeal, oatmeal, oatmeal - the field from which oats were cut; oatmeal - bread, oatmeal cake; oatmeal - oat straw; oatmeal - oat flour or groats, oatmeal or soup, oat straw; oats - stokolos field and other similar words. According to another version, the toponym comes from the name of the owner of the land - Mr. Vivsyansky. The origin of the word is also explained by the legend that the first settlers of Oats were greeted by a bird of oatmeal. According to other legends, their homes burned down and the settlements were moved further north, where oats were actually grown.
Oats is a typical Podolsk village. Geographically located in the western part of the Podolsk Upland at an average altitude of 373 m above sea level, between the rivers Koropets and Tudynka, in the south-eastern part of the historical region of Galicia. Administratively - in the south-western time