верста

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Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old East Slavic вьрста ‎(vĭrsta)

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верста́ ‎(verstáf inan ‎(genitive версты́, nominative plural вёрсты, genitive plural вёрст)

  1. (dated) verst (unit of length equal to 1,066.8 m), used in many expressions
    За версту́ ви́дно (слы́шно, па́хнет)
    Za verstú vídno (slýšno, páxnet)
    One can see (hear, smell) (from) a mile away
    (idiom) обходи́ть за версту́‎ ― obxodítʹ za verstúavoid like a leper
  2. (colloquial) kilometre

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