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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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