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hajj

or haj, hadj

[haj] /hædʒ/
noun, plural hajjes.
1.
the pilgrimage to Mecca, which every adult Muslim is supposed to make at least once in his or her lifetime: the fifth of the Pillars of Islam.
Origin of hajj
1665-1675
First recorded in 1665-75, hajj is from the Arabic word ḥajj pilgrimage
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  • hadj started as if he had been stung, and looked at Domini as if he would like to strangle her.

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  • Batouch laughed softly, and hadj uttered a word below his breath.

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  • "hadj is nearly dead with fear," whispered Batouch, complacently.

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  • Among them were the servants who had accompanied them upon their desert journey, and hadj.

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  • hadj's face fell, and he showed his pointed teeth in a snarl.

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  • She remembered the night in the dancing-house, Irena's attack upon hadj.

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  • hadj wishes that the nomads may cut his throat, and that his flesh may be eaten by jackals.

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  • "We are going to the Ouled Nails," he said significantly to hadj.

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  • hadj was talking in a low voice, but Domini did not listen to him.

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  • "It will deafen Madame's ears if she gets nearer," said hadj, eagerly.

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British Dictionary definitions for hadj

hadj

/hædʒ/
noun (pl) hadjes
1.
a variant spelling of hajj

hajj

/hædʒ/
noun (pl) hajjes, hadjes
1.
the pilgrimage to Mecca that every Muslim is required to make at least once in his life, provided he has enough money and the health to do so
Word Origin
from Arabic hajj pilgrimage
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Word Origin and History for hadj

hajj

n.

"pilgrimage to Mecca," from Arabic hajj "pilgrimage," from hajja "he went on a pilgrimage." Related to Hebrew haghagh "he made a pilgrimage, celebrated a feast," hagh "a gathering." One who has made it is a hajji.

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