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Hegira

[ hi-jahy-ruh, hej-er-uh ]
/ hɪˈdʒaɪ rə, ˈhɛdʒ ər ə /
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noun
Islam. a variant spelling of Hijra.
(lowercase)Also he·ji·ra . any flight or journey to a more desirable or congenial place.
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Origin of Hegira

First recorded in 1590–1600; from Medieval Latin, from Arabic hijrah “emigration, flight, departure,” a derivative of the verbhajara “he departed”
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British Dictionary definitions for Hegira

Hegira

Hejira

/ (ˈhɛdʒɪrə) /

noun
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
Also called: Hijrah

Word Origin for Hegira

C16: from Medieval Latin, from Arabic hijrah emigration or flight
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