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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1555, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of verst was in 1555

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Cite this Entry

“Verst.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/verst. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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