Origin of Hegira
Examples from the Web for hegira
This was the first Hegira, or flight of the persecuted Moslems.A Critical Exposition of the Popular 'Jihd'
Moulavi Gergh Ali
Since the Hegira, nothing has happened in Arabia, and before that was Moses, and before him the giants.'Tancred
Dating reverently from its era, as the Moslem from his Hegira.Man of Uz, and Other Poems
Lydia Howard Sigourney
That wretched stone from the cavern where Mahommed slept in the Hegira!The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton
Wardon Allan Curtis
The Hegira is completed,—we have all taken roost in the old Tower.The Caxtons, Complete
- the departure of Mohammed from Mecca to Medina in 622 ad; the starting point of the Muslim era
- the Muslim era itselfSee also AH
- (often not capital) an emigration escape or flight
Word Origin and History for hegira
1580s, the flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina (July 16, 622 C.E.), from which event the Islamic calendar reckons, from Medieval Latin hegira, from Arabic hijrah "departure," from hajara "to depart."