Definition of Hegira noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    Hegira

     noun
    (also Hejira)noun
    NAmE//hɪˈdʒaɪrə//
     
    , 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
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