verst

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Etymology[edit]

From Russian верста (verstá), partly through German Werst and French verste.

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verst (plural versts)

  1. A Russian unit of length, equivalent to about 1.07 kilometres or about 2/3 of a mile.
    • 1849, "The Observatory at Pulkowa" The North American Review Volume 0069 Issue 144 (July 1849):
      The hill Pulkowa, twelve miles (seventeen wersts) south of Admiralty Palace in St. Petersburg, ...
    • 1910, ‘Saki’, "Reginald in Russia", Reginald in Russia:
      Her particular part of the country was a few hundred versts the other side of Tamboff, with some fifteen miles of agrarian disturbance between her and the nearest neighbour.
    • 1918, Aylmer and Louise Maude, trans. Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, Oxford 1998, p. 604:
      ‘Is it much further, Michael?’ she asked the clerk, to dispel the thoughts that frightened her. ‘They say it's seven versts from this village.’
    • 1988, Anthony Burgess, Any Old Iron:
      You have to tramp three or four versts to get to the exhibition of war loot, past Fabergé eggs and the Impressionists.

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Dutch[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

verst

  1. Superlative form of ver

Adjective[edit]

verst

  1. Superlative form of vers

Faroese[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

verst

  1. worst, superlative form of illa

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

verst

  1. first

Adjective[edit]

verst

  1. first

Adverb[edit]

verst

  1. first