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Meaning of HEGIRA

Pronunciation:  'hejiru

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment

HEGIRA is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: exodus, hejira
 See Also: escape, flight



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\He*gi"ra\ (?; 277), n. [Written also {hejira}.] [Ar.
hijrah flight.]
The flight of Mohammed from Mecca, September 13, A. D. 622
(subsequently established as the first year of the Moslem
era); hence, any flight or exodus regarded as like that of

Note: The starting point of the Era was made to begin, not
      from the date of the flight, but from the first day of
      the Arabic year, which corresponds to July 16, A. D.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abandonment, absence without leave, absquatulation, AWOL, bolt, decampment, departure, desertion, disappearance, disappearing act, egress, elopement, escape, evacuation, exit, exodus, flight, French leave, fugitation, getaway, going, hasty retreat, leaving, parting, passing, quick exit, removal, retirement, retreat, running away, scramming, skedaddle, skedaddling, walkout, withdrawal