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Hegira

Noun

1 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 [syn: Hejira]
2 a journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment [syn: exodus, hejira]

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English

Etymology

breaking-off

Noun

  1. a journey taken to escape from danger; an exodus

Extensive Definition

Hijra, as an Arabic word meaning migration (also romanised as hijrah, hejira and hegira) (cf. Hebrew הגירה hagirah for emigration) may refer to:
Hijra may also mean:
Hejira may refer to:
Hegira may refer to:
Hiigara may refer to:
  • Hiigara, the homeworld of the Kushan, who were forced into exile after losing a war with the Taaidan. The plot of the computer game Homeworld details the return of the Kushan exiles to Hiigara. The name means "our home" in ancient Kushan language.
hegira in French: Hijra
hegira in Portuguese: Hijra (desambiguação)
hegira in Simple English: Hijra
hegira in Slovenian: Hidžra

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