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isba

[iz-bah]
noun
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izba

or is·ba

[iz-bah]
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.
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Origin of izba

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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Examples from the Web for isbas

Historical Examples

  • The cottages are very few and far between—generally a collection of little wood hovels, or "isbas," as they are called.

    Letters of a Diplomat's Wife

    Mary King Waddington

  • They saw no less than three kinds of houses—first, the “isbas,” built of logs, and not unlike the log-cabins of America.

    Bruin

    Mayne Reid