izba

or is·ba

[ iz-bah ]
/ ɪzˈbɑ /
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. izanagi,
  2. izanami,
  3. izar,
  4. izard,
  5. izard, ralph,
  6. izetbegovic,
  7. izetbegović,
  8. izhevsk,
  9. izmir,
  10. izmit

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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