hegira hegira

Definition(s):

  1. (n) 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
  2. (n) a journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment

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Usage(s):

  1. It is the latest signpost in the Bush Administration's hegira from lunatic idealism to utter desperation in Iraq, and it comes at a crucial moment.
  2. For Inventor Edison, having celebrated the golden jubilee of his electric light bulb, had signalized his annual winter hegira by an announcement that sounded fraught with gold.
  3. Patty had changed during her hegira.

Quotes

  • However, in Notes on Indian History, Marx wrote: "Mussulman Conquest of India: First Arab entry into India AD 664 (year 44 of the Hegira): Arabs reached Kabul; in the same year Muhallab, an Arab general, raided India, advanced as far as Multan."
    on Mar 29, 2009 By: Karl Marx Source: The Statesman

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