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An ancient Persian unit of distance, usually estimated at 3.5 miles (5.6 kilometers).

[Latin parasanga, from Greek parasangēs, of Iranian origin.]
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(Units) a Persian unit of distance equal to about 5.5 km or 3.4 miles
[C16: via Latin and Greek from a Persian word related to modern Persian farsang]
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We would like to thank the research teams who gave input to the WP3 case studies within the EU-funded project CRISP: Shane Fudge, Walter Wehrmeyer (University of Surrey); Andrea Farsang, Alan Watt (Central European University, CEU); John Kaldellis, Emilia Kondili, Takis Ktenidis, Christiana Papapostolou (Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus, TEI); Sophie Emmert, Helma Luiten, Martin van de Lindt (The Netherlands Organisations for Applied Scientific Research, TNO); Zaneta Stasiskiene, Antanas Staskevicius (Kaunas University of Technology); Linda Steg, Goda Perlaviciute, Leonie Venhoeven (University of Groningen).