parasang

noun
par·​a·​sang | \ ˈper-ə-ˌsaŋ How to pronounce parasang (audio) , ˈpa-rə- \

Definition of parasang

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

First Known Use of parasang

1594, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for parasang

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

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“Parasang.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parasang. Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

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