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 (hĭ-jī′rə, hĕj′ər-ə)
Variant of hegira.


(Islam) a variant spelling of Hegira


(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]


1. An Arabic word meaning emigration or flight, used to refer to any flight from danger but especially the flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in 622.
2. Muhammad’s escape from Mecca to Medina in AD 622.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hejira - 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.hejira - a journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environmenthejira - 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"
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