An ancient Persian unit of linear measure equal to 30 stadia or 3.455 miles (5.56 kilometers)
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Origin of Parasang
From Latin parasanga, from Ancient Greek παρασάγγης (parasangÄ“s), from unattested Old Persian (indigenously attested only in Middle Iranian onwards); compare Middle Persian plsng (frasang, “frasang (4 Roman miles)") (> Persian فرسنگ (farsang)).
Latin parasanga from Greek parasangēs of Iranian origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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