arshin

or ar·shine

[ ahr-sheen ]
/ ɑrˈʃin /

noun

a Russian unit of length equal to 28 inches (71 cm).

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Origin of arshin

1725–35; < Russian arshín < Tatar aršïn or a cognate Turkic word ≪ Persian
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