Samovar meaning

sămə-vär
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A metal urn with a spigot, used to boil water for tea and traditionally having a chimney and heated by coals.
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A metal urn with a spigot and an internal tube for heating water in making tea: used esp. in Russia.
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A metal urn with a spigot, for boiling water for making tea. Traditionally, the water is heated by hot coals or charcoal in a chimney-like tube which runs through the center of the urn. Today, it is more likely that the water is heated by an electric coil.
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Origin of samovar

  • Russian samo self sem-1 in Indo-European roots varit' to boil

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Russian самовар (samovár, “self-boiler"); from само (samo, “self") + варить (varitʹ, “"to boil" or "to cook"")

    From Wiktionary