or verste, werste
Origin of verst
Examples from the Web for verst
Historical Examples of verst
He told me that if I would let him ride one verst more with me he would then turn back.Fred Markham in Russia
W. H. G. Kingston
Akm escorted them for about half a verst; he was obliged to go to the mill.
They drove about a verst, without saying one word to each other.
When he had gone a verst his strength gave out, his feet were sore.A Russian Proprietor
Lyof N. Tolstoi
I looked back for the last time when we were half a verst along the road.In the Russian Ranks
Word Origin for verst
Russian unit of distance measure equal to about two-thirds of a mile, 1550s, from Russian versta, related to Old Church Slavonic vrusta "stadium," vruteti (Russian vertet) "to turn" (see versus).