parasang

[ par-uh-sang ]
/ ˈpær əˌsæŋ /

noun

an ancient Persian unit of distance, equal to about 3.5 miles (5.6 km).

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British Dictionary definitions for parasang

parasang
/ (ˈpærəˌsæŋ) /

noun

a Persian unit of distance equal to about 5.5 km or 3.4 miles

Word Origin for parasang

C16: via Latin and Greek from a Persian word related to modern Persian farsang
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