[hi-jahy-ruh, hej-er-uh]
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Historical Examples of hejira

  • Bagdad was founded in the 145th year of the Hejira or flight of Mohammed to Medina, 767.

  • In preaching a hejira to the country, I do not forget the interests of the children.

    The Fat of the Land

    John Williams Streeter

  • Written on the tenth of the blessed Ramzan in the year 1266 of the Hejira of our Prophet, and despatched as bearing.

  • The hejira of the English-speaking soft-coal miners shows what must happen when low-standard men undercut high-standard men.

    The Old World in the New

    Edward Alsworth Ross

  • His chronicles embrace the history of the world, according to his lights, from the creation to the year 302 of the Hejira.

British Dictionary definitions for hejira


  1. a variant spelling of Hegira
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