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parasang

noun par·a·sang \ˈpa-rə-ˌsaŋ\

Definition of PARASANG

:  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

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