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he·gi·ra

also he·ji·ra  (hĭ-jī′rə, hĕj′ər-ə)
n.
1. A flight to escape danger.
2. also Hegira The flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in 622 ad, marking the beginning of the Muslim era.

[Medieval Latin, from Arabic hijra, emigration, flight, from hajara, to depart; see hgr in Semitic roots.]

Hegira

(ˈhɛdʒɪrə) or

Hejira

n
1. (Islam) the departure of Mohammed from Mecca to Medina in 622 ad; the starting point of the Muslim era
2. (Islam) the Muslim era itself. See also AH
3. (often not capital) an emigration escape or flight
Also called: Hijrah
[C16: from Medieval Latin, from Arabic hijrah emigration or flight]

He•gi•ra

(hɪˈdʒaɪ rə, ˈhɛdʒ ər ə)

n., pl. -ras.
1. (sometimes l.c.) Hijra.
2. (l.c.)

Also, hejira.

any flight or journey to a more desirable or congenial place.
[1590–1600; < Medieval Latin < Arabic; see Hijra]

hegira

a flight or escape to safety.
See also: Escape
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hegira - the flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in 622 which marked the beginning of the Muslim era; the Muslim calendar begins in that year
2.Hegira - a journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environmenthegira - a journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment
escape, flight - the act of escaping physically; "he made his escape from the mental hospital"; "the canary escaped from its cage"; "his flight was an indication of his guilt"
Translations

hegira

[heˈdʒaɪərə] Nhégira f

hegira

nHedschra f