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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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