- Muhammad's flight from Mecca to Medina in 622 : the Muslim era dates from this
- a trip or journey, esp. one made to escape a dangerous or undesirable situation
Origin of hegiraMedieval Latin ; from Arabic hijrah, literally , separation, flight, era of Muhammad ; from hajara, to leave
- A flight to escape danger.
- also Hegira The flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in 622 AD, marking the beginning of the Muslim era.
Origin of hegiraMedieval Latin, from Arabic hijra, emigration, flight, from hajara, to depart; see hgr in Semitic roots.