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datcha

[dah-chuh] /ˈdɑ tʃə/
noun
1.

dacha

or datcha

[dah-chuh] /ˈdɑ tʃə/
noun
1.
a Russian country house or villa.
Origin of dacha
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Russian dácha, orig., allotment of land; cognate with Serbo-Croatian dȁća, Slovene dáča tribute < Slavic *datja; akin to Latin dōs, stem dōt- dowry, dot2
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  • They will have to watch the datcha des Iles at night, without anyone possibly suspecting it.

    The Secret of the Night Gaston Leroux
  • Koupriane had left his carriage at the datcha, and taken the shortest route after them.

    The Secret of the Night Gaston Leroux
  • I had studied the grounds around the datcha enough to be perfectly exact about the distances.

    The Secret of the Night Gaston Leroux
  • The carriage started at once in the direction of the datcha des Iles.

    The Secret of the Night Gaston Leroux
  • At random—because now he could only act at random—he returned to the datcha.

    The Secret of the Night Gaston Leroux
  • "Yes, yes, Natacha was there," joined in the other friends from the datcha des Iles.

    The Secret of the Night Gaston Leroux
  • "It is my happiness over our first promenade since we arrived at the datcha des Iles," she explained.

    The Secret of the Night Gaston Leroux
  • The doctors ordered absolute rest and so we settled here in the datcha des Iles.

    The Secret of the Night Gaston Leroux
  • The group composed of Feodor and his friends were strangely protected by the lightness of the datcha's construction.

    The Secret of the Night Gaston Leroux
  • Without you, they would not have sent to find physicians who could blow up the datcha des Iles.

    The Secret of the Night Gaston Leroux
British Dictionary definitions for datcha

datcha

/ˈdætʃə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of dacha

dacha

/ˈdætʃə/
noun
1.
a country house or cottage in Russia
Word Origin
from Russian: a giving, gift
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Word Origin and History for datcha

dacha

n.

from Russian dacha, originally "gift," from Slavic *datja, from PIE *do- "to give" (see donation).

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