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Etymology Edit

Borrowed from Russian верста́ (verstá), partly through German Werst and French verste.

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verst (plural versts)

  1. A Russian unit of length, equivalent to about 1.07 kilometres or about 23 of a mile.
    • 1849, "The Observatory at Pulkowa" The North American Review Volume 0069 Issue 144 (July 1849):
      |The hill Pulkowa, twelve miles (seventeen wersts) south of Admiralty Palace in St. Petersburg, []
    • 1910, Saki [pseudonym; Hector Hugh Munro], “Reginald in Russia”, in Reginald in Russia and Other Sketches, London: Methuen & Co. [], →OCLC, page 6:
      Her particular part of the country was a few hundred versts the other side of Tamboff, with some fifteen miles of agrarian disturbance between her and the nearest neighbour.
    • 1918, Aylmer and Louise Maude, translated by Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, Oxford, published 1998, page 604:
      ‘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.’
    • 1988, Anthony Burgess, Any Old Iron:
      You have to tramp three or four versts to get to the exhibition of war loot, past Fabergé eggs and the Impressionists.

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Adjective Edit

verst

  1. superlative degree of ver

Adjective Edit

verst

  1. superlative degree of vers

Faroese Edit

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Adverb Edit

verst

  1. worst, superlative degree of illa

Icelandic Edit

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verst

  1. worst, superlative degree of illa

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Noun Edit

verst

  1. first

Adjective Edit

verst

  1. first

Adverb Edit

verst

  1. first

Norwegian Bokmål Edit

Alternative forms Edit

Etymology Edit

From Old Norse verstr.

Pronunciation Edit

  • (Fredrikstad dialect) IPA(key): [ʋɛ̝ʂːʈ]

Adjective Edit

verst

  1. indefinite singular superlative degree of vond: worst
  2. indefinite singular superlative degree of ille: worst
  3. indefinite singular superlative degree of ond: worst

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Norwegian Nynorsk Edit

Etymology Edit

From Old Norse verst.

Adverb Edit

verst

  1. worst

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