Parasang
Parasang Par"a*sang, n. [L. parasanga, Gr. ?, from Old Persian; cf. Per. farsang.] A Persian measure of length, which, according to Herodotus and Xenophon, was thirty stadia, or somewhat more than three and a half miles. The measure varied in different times and places, and, as now used, is estimated at from three and a half to four English miles. [1913 Webster]

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  • parasang — [par′ə saŋ΄] n. 〚L parasanga < Gr parasangēs < OPers > Pers farsang〛 an ancient Persian unit of linear measure equal to 30 stadia or 3.455 miles (5.56 kilometers) * * * par·a·sang (părʹə săng ) n. An ancient Persian unit of distance, usually… …   Universalium

  • parasang — parasáng, parasánge, şi parasánghe, s.n. (înv.) veche unitate de măsură a lungimii, echivalentă cu patru mile pătrate sau cu 3750 de paşi. Trimis de blaurb, 24.08.2006. Sursa: DAR …   Dicționar Român

  • parasang — [par′ə saŋ΄] n. [L parasanga < Gr parasangēs < OPers > Pers farsang] an ancient Persian unit of linear measure equal to 30 stadia or 3.455 miles (5.56 kilometers) …   English World dictionary

  • Parasang — The parasang is a historical Iranian unit of itinerant distance comparable to the European league. In antiquity, the term was used throughout much of the Middle East, and the Old Iranian language from which it derives can no longer be determined… …   Wikipedia

  • Parasang — Parasange Voir « parasange » sur le Wiktionnaire …   Wikipédia en Français

  • parasang — noun Etymology: Latin parasanga, from Greek parasangēs, of Iranian origin; akin to Persian farsung parasang Date: 1594 any of various Persian units of distance; especially an ancient unit of about four miles (six kilometers) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • parasang — ˈparəˌsaŋ noun ( s) Etymology: Latin parasanga, from Greek parasangēs, of Iranian origin; akin to Persian farsang parasang : any of various Persian units of distance; especially : an ancient unit equal to about four miles …   Useful english dictionary

  • parasang — noun /ˈpaɹəsaŋ/ A historical unit of itinerant distance used throughout the Western Mediterranean and the Middle East in antiquity. Functionally comparable to the , and presumed to have varied between two and four miles. To see so much difference …   Wiktionary

  • parasang — par·a·sang …   English syllables

  • parasáng — a m (ȃ) nekdaj perzijska dolžinska mera, približno 5.500 m …   Slovar slovenskega knjižnega jezika

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