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also ar·shin  (är-shēn′)
A unit of length formerly used in Russia and Turkey, equal to about 71 centimeters (28 inches).

[Russian arshin, from Tatar arshyn, an ell; akin to Turkish arşın, from Middle Persian ārešn, cubit, from Old Persian arašni-; see el- in Indo-European roots.]


(Units) a Russian unit of length equal to about 71 cm
[from Russian arshin, of Turkic origin]
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