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Hijra

[hij-ruh] /ˈhɪdʒ rə/
noun, (sometimes lowercase) Islam.
1.
the flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina to escape persecution a.d. 622: regarded as the beginning of the Muslim Era.
2.
the Muslim Era itself.
Also, Hegira, Hijrah.
Origin
< Arabic hijrah flight, departure
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hijra

/ˈhɪdʒrə/
noun
1.
(in India) a person who adopts a gender role that is neither male nor female
Word Origin
Urdu: eunuch
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hijra

n.

also hijrah, the more correct form of hegira.

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