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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His femur is reported as being over three parasangs long (TB Niddah 24b).
Xenophon, 401 BC Anabasis--The March of Cyrus Nineveh, Mesopotamia Cyrus now advanced through Arabia, Having the Euphrates on the right, Five days' march through the desert, A distance of thirty-five parasangs.