izba

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Russian изба́ (izbá).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪzˈbɑː/, foreign /iz'ba/

Noun[edit]

izba (plural izbas)

  1. a Russian log hut
    • 1962, Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire:
      From the doctor's I flitted over to a travel agency, obtained maps and booklets, studied them, learned that on the mountainside above Cedarn there were two or three clusters of cabins, rushed my order to the Cedarn Post Office, and a few days later had rented for the month of August what looked in the snapshots they sent me like a cross between a mujik's izba and Refuge Z, but it had a tiled bathroom and cost dearer than my Appalachian castle.

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Polish izdba, istba, izba (room, hut), from Proto-Slavic *jьstъba. Cognates include Slovak izba (room), Russian изба (izba, peasant house), Bulgarian изба (izba, cellar), Serbo-Croatian изба (closet). Either of Old High German (from stuba) or Romance origin (compare French étuve)[1].

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

izba f

  1. (dated) chamber, room
  2. chamber, house, office (governmental body)

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “изба” in V. I. Georgiev et al. (eds.) (1971–), Bǎlgarski etimologičen rečnik [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary], Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, volume 2, pages 15-16

Slovak[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *jьstъba. Cognates include Russian изба (izba, peasant house), Bulgarian изба (izba, cellar), Serbo-Croatian изба (closet). Either of Old High German (from stuba) or Romance origin (compare French étuve) [1]

Noun[edit]

izba f (genitive singular izby, nominative plural izby), declension pattern žena

  1. chamber, room

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “изба” in V. I. Georgiev et al. (eds.) (1971–), Bǎlgarski etimologičen rečnik [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary], Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, volume 2, pages 15-16