hegira

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Etymology[edit]

Arabic breaking-off

Noun[edit]

hegira (plural hegiras)

  1. A journey taken to escape from danger; an exodus.
    • 1988, James McPherson, Battle Cry for Freedom, Oxford 2003, p. 43:
      By all odds the most remarkable westward migration before the California gold rush of 1849 was the Mormon hegira to the Great Salt Lake basin.