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datcha

[dah-chuh]
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noun
  1. dacha.
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dacha

or dat·cha

[dah-chuh]
noun
  1. a Russian country house or villa.
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Origin of dacha

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

  • The carriage started at once in the direction of the datcha des Iles.

    The Secret of the Night

    Gaston Leroux

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

  • "Yes, yes, Natacha was there," joined in the other friends from the datcha des Iles.

  • At random—because now he could only act at random—he returned to the datcha.

  • The doctors ordered absolute rest and so we settled here in the datcha des Iles.


British Dictionary definitions for datcha

datcha

noun
  1. a variant spelling of dacha
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dacha

datcha

noun
  1. a country house or cottage in Russia
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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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