par·​a·​sang ˈper-ə-ˌsaŋ How to pronounce parasang (audio)
: any of various Persian units of distance
especially : an ancient unit of about four miles (six kilometers)

Word History


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

First Known Use

1594, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of parasang was in 1594

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Cite this Entry

“Parasang.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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