- From Russian дума ("elective legislative assembly"). (Wiktionary)
- Russian, of Germanic origin; see dhē- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The product, called duma, is primed by a specially prepared starter culture called duma-grains (iyal-duma).”
“I'm probably a total duma$$ but VLC just don't work for me ...”
“There is opposition to its missile defense provisions in both ratifying bodies—Congress and the Russian duma—for opposite reasons: the Russians say they have the right to withdraw from the treaty if the U.S. takes any missile defense steps not to its liking, and anti-treaty forces on the U.S. side have argued against ratification because they believe it will hamper ballistic missile defense.”
“I can see it now, batman picking all the crooks one by one, and surely he will lock himself up when he's done dealing with majority of duma/fsb/you-name-it? try telling batman his power has limits LMAO”
“That “palace” on the 1,000-ruble note is actually the “government duma,” according to the text on the bill gosudarstveni duma.”
“He shut down the duma in order to bring communism which would promise this "true democracy".”
“I'm probably a total duma$$ but VLC just don't work for me...”
“Thefirst post-tsarist government, headed by A.F. Kerenski, with its duma, etc., was a promising innovation, resulting from the 1917 February Revolution.”
“An entire duma of Arctic terns waiting in the glasslike trees for the tide to sink a little more.”
“I think that in the next several months, or actually the leading to December elections of the duma (ph) and the presidential elections, there will be very strange things happening in Russia.”
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