verst

noun
\ ˈvərst How to pronounce verst (audio) \

Definition of verst

: a Russian unit of distance equal to 0.6629 mile (1.067 kilometers)

First Known Use of verst

1555, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for verst

French verste & German Werst; both from Russian versta; akin to Latin vertere to turn

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“Verst.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/verst. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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