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English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /vɜ:st/

Noun

Singular
verst

Plural
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  1. A Russian unit of length, equivalent to about 1.07 kilometres.
    • 1918: ‘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.’ — Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, tr. Louise & Aylmer Maude (Oxford 1998, p. 604)
    • 1988: You have to tramp three or four versts to get to the exhibition of war loot, past Fabergé eggs and the Impressionists. — Anthony Burgess, Any Old Iron

Dutch

Adjective

verst

  1. Superlative form of ver.

Faroese

Pronunciation

Adverb

verst

  1. worst, Superlative form of illa.

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