farsang

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian فرسنگ ‎(farsang). Compare parasang.

Noun[edit]

farsang ‎(plural farsangs)

  1. (now historical) A Persian measure of distance, equivalent to about four miles.
    • 1638, Thomas Herbert, Some Yeares Travels, II:
      That dayes journey was foure farsangs.