[ hij-ruh ]
/ ˈhɪdʒ rə /
noun (sometimes lowercase) Islam.
the flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina to escape persecution a.d. 622: regarded as the beginning of the Muslim Era.
the Muslim Era itself.
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Also Hegira, Hij·rah.
Origin of Hijra
From the Arabic word hijrah flight, departure
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Example sentences from the Web for hijrah
The handwriting is of the end of the 9th or beginning of the 10th century of the Hijrah.The Sufistic Quatrains of Omar Khayyam|Omar Khayyam
British Dictionary definitions for hijrah (1 of 2)
/ (ˈhɪdʒrə) /
a variant of Hegira
British Dictionary definitions for hijrah (2 of 2)
/ (ˈhɪdʒrə) /
(in India) a person who adopts a gender role that is neither male nor female
Word Origin for hijra
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