(?), n. [L. parasanga, Gr. , from Old Persian; cf. Per. farsang.] A Persian measure of length, which, according to Herodotus and Xenophon, was thirty stadia, or somewhat more than three and a half miles. The measure varied in different times and places, and, as now used, is estimated at from three and a half to four English miles.
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(?), n.;
pl. Parascenia (#).
[NL., fr. Gr. ; para` beside + stage.] (Greek & Rom. Antiq.) One of two apartments adjoining the stage, probably used as robing rooms.
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(?), n. [L., from Gr. , lit., preparation.] 1. Among the Jews, the evening before the Sabbath. [Obs.] Mark xv. 42 (Douay ver.)
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2. A preparation. [R.] Donne.
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