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    hejira

    hejira - Dictionary definition and meaning for word hejira

    Definition
    (noun) 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
    Synonyms : hegira
    Definition
    (noun) a journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment
    Synonyms : exodus , hegira
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