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hegira


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hegira  \He*gi"ra\  (?;  277),  n.  [Written  also  {hejira}.]  [Ar. 
  hijrah  flight.] 
  The  flight  of  Mohammed  from  Mecca,  September  13,  A.  D.  622 
  (subsequently  established  as  the  first  year  of  the  Moslem 
  era);  hence  any  flight  or  exodus  regarded  as  like  that  of 
  Mohammed. 
 
  Note:  The  starting  point  of  the  Era  was  made  to  begin,  not 
  from  the  date  of  the  flight,  but  from  the  first  day  of 
  the  Arabic  year,  which  corresponds  to  July  16,  A.  D. 
  622. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hegira 
  n  :  a  journey  by  a  large  group  to  escape  from  a  hostile 
  environment  [syn:  {exodus},  {hejira}] 




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