- an ancient Persian unit of distance, equal to about 3.5 miles (5.6 km).
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Examples from the Web for parasang
They replied that he was not there, but about a parasang off.
But Rennell thinks the parasang not more than 2.78 English miles.
One parasang to Gran David, formerly the large city of Gibeon.
Nineveh is on the Tigris, distant one parasang from the town of Arbil.
The Persian parasang some say contains 60, others 30 or 40, stadia.
- a Persian unit of distance equal to about 5.5 km or 3.4 miles
C16: via Latin and Greek from a Persian word related to modern Persian farsang
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