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From Russian самовар (samovár, “self-boiler"); from само (samo, “self") + варить (varitʹ, “"to boil" or "to cook"")
Russian samo self sem-1 in Indo-European roots varit' to boil
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Get the samovar ready!...
Go and get the samovar to boil for your grandfather.
The samovar, or urn for boiling the water, is always much in evidence.
On her way past the butler's pantry she told them to set a samovar, though it was not at all the time for tea.
He distrusted the order and asked whether the samovar was really wanted.
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