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verst

or verste, werste

[ vurst, verst ]
/ vɜrst, vɛrst /
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noun

a Russian measure of distance equivalent to 3,500 feet, or 0.6629 mile (1.067 kilometers).

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Origin of verst

First recorded in 1545–55; from French verste or German Werst, from Russian verstá; Old Russian vĭrsta “age, agemate, pair, measure of length,” cognate with Czech vrstva “layer, stratum, bed,” Polish warstwa “layer, coating, sheet,” Serbo-Croatian vŕsta “sort, kind, species,” Old Church Slavonic vrĭsta “age, time of life,” from unrecorded Slavic vĭrsta “turn, bend,” from the Proto-Indo-European extended root vert- “to turn, wind,” source of Latin vertere “to turn,” and English suffix -ward; see convert1, verse
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verst
/ (vɛəst, vɜːst) /

noun

a unit of length, used in Russia, equal to 1.067 kilometres (0.6629 miles)

Word Origin for verst

C16: from French verste or German Werst, from Russian versta line
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