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Noun: hegira  he-ji-ru or ji'jI-ru
  1. A journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment
    - exodus, hejira
Noun: Hegira
  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
    - Hejira

Derived forms: hegiras, Hegiras

Type of: escape, flight

Encyclopedia: Hegira