Parasang


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Parasang

1. An obsolete Arabic unit of length approximately equivalent to 5.76 kilometers.

2. An ancient Persian unit of length approximately equivalent to six kilometers.
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The chapter opens with lines in Greek from Anabasis, which translate as "Thence he marched a three-days march of fifteen parasangs to the river Euphrates" (329).
Yaqut is brought from a mine named Sahiran which is on an island about forty parasangs beyond Sarandib [Sri Lanka].