- the legislative assembly of czarist Russia (1905-17)
- the lower chamber of the parliament in Russia (since 1993)
Origin of DumaRussian from Gmc, as in Gothic doms, Old Norse domr, Old English dom, judgment: see doom
- The lower house of the Russian parliament.
- A Russian national parliament during czarist times.
Origin of DumaRussian thought, council, assembly of Germanic origin ; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.
OriginSee also: dumā
From Russian ду́ма (dúma, “elective legislative assembly; originally: "thought"”).