hegira
[ hi-jahy-ruh ]
next word >>
Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
late 16th century; Arabic flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina (July 16, 622 C.E.), the event from which the Islamic calendar reckons, 1580s, from Medieval Latin hegira, from Arabic hijrah "departure," from hajara"to depart"
Synonyms
  • expedition
  • hike
  • odyssey
  • trip
  • travel
Antonyms
  • staying
  • arrival
  • entrance
  • stay
  • idleness
Definition
any flight or journey to a more desirable or congenial place
Example
A) They took a hegira across the sea in order to get to safety. B) She hoped that her hegira would be worth it and lead her to freedom.
Usage Over Time

Stay Connected

Sign up to receive the word of the day, sent straight to your inbox.

By submitting this form, you are agreeing to our Terms of Use.