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παρασάγγης). A parasang; a Persian measure of distance equal to thirty stadia ( 42) or some 3 1/2 or 4 English miles. The length of the parasang varied in later times (Pliny , Pliny H. N. vi. 30), but the name survives in the modern Persian farsang, in which distances are still reckoned in Asia, and which is approximately the same as that of the time of Herodotus.

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