Hegira
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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(September 13, 622) / (July 16, 622) / , ,


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  • HEGIRA — Arabum computation, ut Aera Hispanorum. Signisicat fugam: nam cum omnia prospere succederent Mahumedi, post quam ex Medinath Talnabi fugam cepislet, suum Arabes ab hac fuga calculum ordiuntur. Mahumedes completo C. A. 621. dedit legem, a quo… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • hegira — 1580s, the flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina (July 16, 622 C.E.), from which event the Islamic calendar reckons, from M.L. hegira, from Arabic hijrah departure, from hajara to depart …   Etymology dictionary

  • hégira — o héjira sustantivo femenino 1. Área: religión Emigración o huida de Mahoma de la Meca a Medina, ocurrida en el año 622. 2. Era de los musulmanes que se cuenta a partir del año 622: En la mayoría de los países musulmanes se utilizan… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Hegira — (Chronol.), so v.w. Hedschra …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Hegira — Hegĭra, s. Hidschra …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Hegira — Hegira, s. Hedschra …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • hegira — index flight Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hégira — s. f. 1. Fuga de Maomé de Meca para Medina, em 622 d. C. (Neste sentido, escreve se geralmente com inicial maiúscula.) 2. Era dos muçulmanos (iniciada em 622 d. C.). 3.  [Figurado] Êxodo, fuga.   ‣ Etimologia: árabe hijra, emigração, fuga …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • hegira — the term denoting Muhammad s departure from Mecca in ad 622 and used for dates in the Muslim era, is pronounced hej i rǝ in BrE and in AmE more commonly hǝ jiy rǝ. The spelling hejira is occasionally found …   Modern English usage

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