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Borrowed from Russian да́ча (dáča), originally "gift, portion, land (granted by a prince)", from дать (datʹ, to give).



dacha (plural dachas)

  1. A Russian villa or summer house in the countryside.
    • 1968, Conquest, Robert, The Great Terror: Stalin's Purge of the Thirties[1], Macmillan Company, LCCN 68-17513, OCLC 1169910711, OL 21272570M, pages 546-547:
      On the defensive side, Stalin had made equally thorough preparations. Lenin’s personal guard consisted of two men, later increased to four after the attempt on his life by Fanny Kaplan. Stalin’s was several thousand strong, and the NKVD in addition kept other units at a state of readiness. The road to his country dacha, some twenty miles away, was guarded by over 3,000 agents, with cars, telephone connections, etc. When Stalin was actually en route, the road was virtually under martial law.
    • 1986, Kitchen, Martin, British Policy Towards the Soviet Union during the Second World War[2], Palgrave Macmillan, →ISBN, OCLC 12665660, OL 2543276M, page 137:
      The Ambassador warned him of the consequences if his mission to Moscow were a failure, both to Churchill's position at home and to Russia's prospects in the war. He insisted that he should not allow himself to be offended 'by a peasant who didn't know any better'. Churchill listened in silence, then returned to the dacha leaving Clark Kerr outside.
    • 2005 December 5, David Holley, “Ebb and Flow on the Volga”, in Los Angeles Times[3]:
      The villages and holiday dacha settlements that hug the river reflect the divisions that have emerged here: Scattered amid the rundown houses of poor farmers and the modest weekend cottages of factory and office workers are the luxury getaways of those few who have made it big in the new world of “Wild East” capitalism.



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dacha f (plural dachas)

  1. dacha (a Russian villa, or summer house, in the countryside)



dacha f (plural dachas)

  1. dacha

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