HyperDic: hejira

English > 2 senses of the word Hejira / hejira:
NOUNactHejira, Hegirathe flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in 622 which marked the beginning of the Muslim era
acthejira, exodus, hegiraa journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment
English > Hejira: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in 622 which marked the beginning of the Muslim era; the Muslim calendar begins in that year.
SynonymHegira
Instance ofescape, flightThe act of escaping physically
Spanishhégira, héjira
English > hejira: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment.
Synonymsexodus, hegira
Broaderescape, flightThe act of escaping physically
Spanishéxodo, hégira
Catalanèxode, hègira

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