hajj

[haj]
noun, plural hajjes.
the pilgrimage to Mecca, which every adult Muslim is supposed to make at least once in his or her lifetime: the fifth of the Pillars of Islam.
Also, hadj.


Origin:
1665–75; < Arabic ḥajj pilgrimage

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hajj or hadj (hædʒ)
 
n , pl hajjes, hadjes
the pilgrimage to Mecca that every Muslim is required to make at least once in his life, provided he has enough money and the health to do so
 
[from Arabic hajj pilgrimage]
 
hadj or hadj
 
n
 
[from Arabic hajj pilgrimage]

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hajj
"pilgrimage to Mecca," from Arabic hajj "pilgrimage." One who has made it is a hajji.
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Then at the next hajj, polio spread to other spots around the world.
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