(also Hejira or Hijra /ˈhijrə/)
- 1.1The Muslim era reckoned from the Hegira: the second century of the Hegira See also AH.More example sentences
- In the third year of the Hijra, news went wild that the Prophet was martyred.
- Was it a matter of coincidence, therefore, that his's research on Arab critical currents in the fourth century of the Hejira started while he was introducing Western theory into critical discourse?
- Due to the lunar nature of the Arabic calendar, known as the Hijra calendar, festivals do not fall on the same days each year in the Western world.
- 1.2 (hegira) An exodus or migration.More example sentences
- The Hijra of the Prophet took place in 622 not 1622.
- They had delayed their hegira to their summer home in North Carolina in order to attend the dinner.
- She also made reference to being ‘cross-examined’ on a hour-long radio show shortly before her hegira to safety.
via medieval Latin from Arabic hijra 'departure', from hajara 'emigrate'.
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