Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

parasang

play
noun par·a·sang \ˈpa-rə-ˌsaŋ\

Definition of parasang

  1. :  any of various Persian units of distance; especially :  an ancient unit of about four miles (six kilometers)



Origin of parasang

Latin parasanga, from Greek parasangēs, of Iranian origin; akin to Persian farsung parasang


First Known Use: 1594


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up parasang? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 6, 2016

an official order, decree, or edict

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

pince-nez spindrift duvet kittly-benders
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ