hajj

or haj, hadj

[ haj ]
/ hædʒ /

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.

Origin of hajj

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

hadj

/ (hædʒ) /

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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