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arshin

[ ahr-sheen ]
/ ɑrˈʃin /
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noun

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

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Origin of arshin

First recorded in 1725–35; from Russian arshín, from Tatar aršïn or a cognate Turkic word, ultimately from Persian
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