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here lies.
Origin of H.J.
From the Latin word hīc jacet Unabridged
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  • The hj must not scratch himself, lest vermin be destroyed, or a hair be uprooted.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • Starting from the former, the hj runs seven times between the two summits.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • The hj can now shave his head, pare his nails and remove the Ihrm.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • From this point is drawn a light line, hj, toward the center of the arc.

  • When she heard this she ran out of the house and leapt into the hj River.

    The N Plays of Japan Arthur Waley
  • At length hj Tokiyori was compelled to exile him to Ito for thirty years.

    Myths & Legends of Japan

    F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
  • The message was referred to Kamakura, then the seat of the hj regency, and was of course indignantly dismissed.

    The Japanese Spirit Yoshisaburo Okakura
  • The hj having assumed the Ihrm must now abstain from worldly affairs, and devote himself entirely to the duties of the Hajj.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • The hj runs round three times at a rapid pace (Tarammul), and four times he proceeds slowly (Taammul).

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • All the time the hj should constantly shout out the Talbyah, and the Tahll, and weep bitterly.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
British Dictionary definitions for hj


abbreviation (on gravestones)
hic jacet
Word Origin
Latin: here lies
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