a former Russian unit of linear measure, equal to .663 mile (1.067 kilometers)
Origin of verstRussian vyersta ; 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.
From Russian верста (verstá), partly through German Werst and French verste.