noun he·gi·ra \hi-ˈjī-rə, ˈhe-jə-rə\

Definition of HEGIRA

:  a journey especially when undertaken to escape from a dangerous or undesirable situation :  exodus

Variants of HEGIRA

he·gi·ra also he·ji·ra \hi-ˈjī-rə, ˈhe-jə-rə\

Origin of HEGIRA

the Hegira, flight of Muhammad from Mecca in a.d. 622, from Medieval Latin, from Arabic hijra, literally, departure
First Known Use: 1753

Rhymes with HEGIRA


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