verset

noun

vers·​et ˈvər-sət How to pronounce verset (audio)
-ˌset;
ˌvər-ˈset
: a short verse especially from a sacred book (such as the Koran)

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, borrowed from Anglo-French, diminutive of vers verse entry 1

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of verset was in the 13th century

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“Verset.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/verset. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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