a former Russian unit of linear measure, equal to .663 mile (1.067 kilometers)
Origin of verstRussian versta from Old Russian virsta, the unit of measure, age from Old Church Slavonic vrista, age
A Russian measure of linear distance equivalent to about two thirds of a mile.
Origin of verstFrench verste or German Werst both from Russian versta ; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.
- A Russian unit of length, equivalent to about 1.07 kilometres or about 2/3 of a mile.