variants or less commonly stanitza
plural -s
: a village or administrative district in the Cossack regions of Russia

Word History


Russian stanitsa, diminutive of stan station, police district; akin to Sanskrit sthāna station, locality, district, tiṣṭhati he stands

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“Stanitsa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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