). A parasang; a Persian measure of distance
equal to thirty stadia (Herod.vi. 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.