hajj

or haj, hadj

[haj]
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noun, plural hajj·es.

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.

Nearby words

  1. haitian,
  2. haitian creole,
  3. haitink,
  4. haji,
  5. haji-ioannou,
  6. hajji,
  7. haka,
  8. hakafoth,
  9. hakapik,
  10. hakari

Origin of hajj

First recorded in 1665–75, hajj is from the Arabic word ḥajj pilgrimage

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British Dictionary definitions for hadj

hadj

noun plural hadjes

a variant spelling of hajj

hajj

hadj

noun plural hajjes or hadjes

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 for hajj

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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