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  • noun A type of steam bath, popular in Russia.


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From Russian баня (bánja) f..


  • The banya, which is made of laminated wood, is a unique construction in Antarctica, since until now, no timber buildings could be built on the continent due to its climate.

    The St. Petersburg Times

  • Journey to Sea Gate, Brooklyn for an authentic Russian "banya" experience.

    Relaxation For Every Budget: New York Spa Getaways

  • While urging his minions to open their blog, as if they didn't have better things to do, he also revealed that he is going to investigate the service and state of a local 'banya' in Astana on the urging of a commenter on his blog, as if _he_ had nothing better to do.

  • my mom's country house that I always ran from and can't wait to go back to and her "banya" that sounds oh so appealing right now;

    In Which I Am Being Thankful

  • (also spelled "banya," a traditional Russian steam bath) planned to erect a 21-foot tepee with a sauna inside.

    Minnesota Premier Publications - Southwest Journal Stories

  • The spa offers a traditional Russian banya experience, involving a ritual of hot saunas, cold baths and an invigorating banya besom treatment—a stimulating massage using birch or oak twigs.

    Latvia's Burgeoning Spa Scene

  • After the hours of holding her in the warm steam of the banya.

    Ancient, Strange, and Lovely

  • The woman consulted a tribal healer, who took her to a steam house maqii, or banya to manipulate the fetus into better position for delivery.

    After the Diagnosis

  • (Soundbite of screaming) GARRELS: After work, study and therapy sessions, the day ends with an intense sweat in the banya - the traditional Russian steam bath.

    Epidemic Of Addiction Threatens Russia's Future

  • The Russians and most northern nations swear by the banya and sauna, followed by the cold roll in the snow or the dip in the cool pool.

    Archive 2008-09-01


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  • "banya" in Hungarian means: witch / ugly old woman

    August 1, 2012