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hegira

noun he·gi·ra \hi-ˈjī-rə, ˈhe-jə-rə\

Definition of hegira

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



Variants of hegira

also he·ji·ra play \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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