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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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Historical Examples
  • Koupriane had left his carriage at the datcha, and taken the shortest route after them.

    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
  • "Yes, yes, Natacha was there," joined in the other friends from 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
  • The doctors ordered absolute rest and so we settled here in 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
  • They will have to watch the datcha des Iles at night, without anyone possibly suspecting it.

    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
  • I had studied the grounds around the datcha enough to be perfectly exact about the distances.

    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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