or haj, hadj

[ haj ]

noun,plural hajj·es.
  1. the pilgrimage to Mecca, which every adult Muslim is supposed to make at least once in their lifetime: the fifth of the Pillars of Islam.

Origin of hajj

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

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/ (hædʒ) /

nounplural hajjes or 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

Origin of hajj

from Arabic hajj pilgrimage

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