sagene

noun
sa·​gene | \ ˈsäˌzhen \
plural -s

Definition of sagene

: a Russian unit of length equal to 7 feet

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History and Etymology for sagene

Russian sazhen'; akin to Russian syagat' to reach for, grasp, Old Slavic sęgnǫti to grasp, Latvian segt to cover

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“Sagene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sagene. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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