izba

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Russian изба́ (izbá).

Pronunciation[edit]

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. From either Old High German stuba or a Romance word (compare French étuve)[1].

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈiz.ba/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

izba f (diminutive izbina or izdebka)

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

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • izba in Polish dictionaries at PWN

References[edit]

  1. ^ Georgiev Vl. I., editor (1979), “изба”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 2, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, pages 15-16

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *jьstъba.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ǐzba/
  • Hyphenation: iz‧ba

Noun[edit]

ìzba f (Cyrillic spelling ѝзба)

  1. (archaic) room

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • izba” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *jьstъba. From either Old High German stuba or a Romance word (compare French étuve). [1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. chamber, room

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • izba in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

References[edit]

  1. ^ Georgiev Vl. I., editor (1979), “изба”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 2, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, pages 15-16