from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A flight to escape danger.
- n. The flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in 622 A.D., marking the beginning of the Muslim era.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A journey taken to escape from danger; an exodus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See hejira.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment
- 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
Medieval Latin, from Arabic hijra, emigration, flight, from hajara, to depart; see hgr in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Arabic breaking-off (Wiktionary)