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he·gi·raalso he·ji·ra (hĭ-jī′rə, hĕj′ər-ə)
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.
nAlso called: Hijrah
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
[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.
Also, hejira.any flight or journey to a more desirable or congenial place.
[1590–1600; < Medieval Latin < Arabic; see Hijra]
a flight or escape to safety.See also: Escape
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|Noun||1.||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 environment|