hejira

hejira

[hi-jahy-ruh, hej-er-uh]
noun
hegira ( def 2 ).
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Hegira or Hejira (ˈhɛdʒɪrə)
 
n
1.  the departure of Mohammed from Mecca to Medina in 622 ad; the starting point of the Muslim era
2.  See also AH the Muslim era itself
3.  (often not capital) an emigration escape or flight
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin, from Arabic hijrah emigration or flight]
 
Hejira or Hejira
 
n
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin, from Arabic hijrah emigration or flight]

Hejira (ˈhɛdʒɪrə)
 
n
a variant spelling of Hegira

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