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  • proper n. the grotto or cave, in Saudi Arabia, where Muhammad first received the Qur'an from Gabriel

Etymologies

Arabic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • “There is upon the top of one of them a cave, which they term Hira,17 i.e. Blessing; into which

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • When he was forty years old he went one day to a mountain called Hira which was not far from Mecca.

    A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines A Record of High Endeavour and Strange Adventure from 500 B.C. to 1920 A.D.

  • He called Hira sharply to order, and told him the question wasn't relevant.

    Liblogs News Feed

  • The man was identified as Sanjiv alias Hira, who belonged to Samastipur in Bihar and who was presently residing in Delhi.

    India eNews

  • The girl, for she was barely seventeen years old, was a concubine in her uncle Saif Khan’s harem, called Hira Bai.

    Shadow Princess

  • The most famous of all the Baghdad translators, Hunayn ibn Ishāq, was born in the ancient Christian city of Hira and never converted to Islam.

    When Baghdad was centre of the scientific world

  • I read this week something about an "wolf" with "scars" (To refer to Julias "panther" and to refer to some of your descriptions of Marc in "Craving Beauty".) * g* and - of course - I enjoyed Hira ` s story.

    Friday Book Club

  • At the House Subcommittee on Immigration, a critic of the program, Ronil Hira, highlighted that Indian companies operating in the U.S., such as Infosys , Tata and Wipro, are among the biggest H-1B users, and that they're bringing in foreigners with ordinary skills.

    Long-Prized Tech Visas Lose Cachet

  • In an interview, Mr. Hira, a professor of public policy at Rochester Institute of Technology, said that "because of loopholes, employers can bring in cheaper foreign workers to substitute for American workers and undercut their wages."

    Long-Prized Tech Visas Lose Cachet

  • The Inquiry is now effectively adjourned until April 14: there will, however, be a brief meeting at 2: 30pm BC time today to consider a motion from Kwesi Millington's lawyer, Ravi Hira, to get access to more records pertaining to Dziekanski's past.

    Archive 2009-04-01

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