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Definition of Hegira noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (also Hejira) noun
    , NAmE//ˈhɛdʒɪrə//
    (also Hijra) [singular]
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  1. 1the Hegira the occasion when Muhammad left Mecca to go to Medina in A.D. 622
  2. 2the period which began at this time; the Muslim era
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: Hegira