izba

or is·ba

[ iz-bah ]
/ ɪzˈbɑ /

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.

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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 *jĭstŭba ≪ Vulgar Latin *extūfa, with short u perhaps <Germanic *stuba;see stove1
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