parasang

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noun par·a·sang \ˈper-ə-ˌsaŋ, ˈpa-rə-\

Definition of parasang

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

Origin and Etymology of parasang

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

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