Verst meaning

vûrst
A former Russian unit of linear measure, equal to .663 mile (1.067 kilometers)
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A Russian measure of linear distance equivalent to about two thirds of a mile.
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A Russian unit of length, equivalent to about 1.07 kilometres or about 2/3 of a mile.
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Origin of verst

  • French verste or German Werst both from Russian versta wer-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Russian верста (verstá), partly through German Werst and French verste.
    From Wiktionary