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isba

[iz-bah] /ɪzˈbɑ/
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izba

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[iz-bah] /ɪzˈbɑ/
noun
1.
the traditional log house of rural Russia, with an unheated entrance room and a single living and sleeping room heated by a clay or brick stove.
Origin of izba
1775-1785
1775-85; < Russian izbá (diminutive istópka), Old Russian istŭba house, bath, cognate with Serbo-Croatian ìzba small room, shack, Czech jizba room, Old Czech jistba, jizdba, all < Slavic *jĭstŭbaVulgar Latin *extūfa, with short u perhaps < Germanic *stuba; see stove1
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  • The whole family is entombed in a dark and filthy "isba" full of flies.

  • To Mavra there was but little difference between the isba of her father and the workroom of the seignorial mansion.

  • The orchestra, which had reinforced its musicians by a choir of genuine moujiks, was suspended above the buildings of the isba.

    Acrobats and Mountebanks Hugues Le Roux
  • I entered my isba; I stood still in the middle of it, and called very low, "Macha, oh Macha!"

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