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This was the first Hegira, or flight of the persecuted Moslems.

Since the Hegira, nothing has happened in Arabia, and before that was Moses, and before him the giants.'

Dating reverently from its era, as the Moslem from his Hegira.

That wretched stone from the cavern where Mahommed slept in the Hegira!

The Hegira is completed,—we have all taken roost in the old Tower.

One has no recollection of things that happened before the Hegira.

The Hegira is completed—we have all taken roost in the old tower.

All over the State a hegira commenced which ended in final defeat.

There appear to be some discrepancies in the Year of the Hegira, particularly in the sidenotes.

Then came the hegira, which ended, as all the world knows, at Philadelphia.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, the flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina (July 16, 622 C.E.), from which event the Islamic calendar reckons, from Medieval Latin hegira, from Arabic hijrah "departure," from hajara "to depart."

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