verset

noun
vers·​et | \ ˈvər-sət How to pronounce verset (audio) , -ˌset; ˌvər-ˈset \

Definition of verset

: a short verse especially from a sacred book (such as the Koran)

First Known Use of verset

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for verset

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

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“Verset.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/verset. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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