What does the word hegira mean?

Usage examples for hegira

  1. That wretched stone from the cavern where Mahommed slept in the Hegira! – The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton by Wardon Allan Curtis
  2. The promises of the Houris are almost exclusively to be found in Suras, written at a time when Mohammed had only a single wife of sixty years of age, and in all the ten years subsequent to the Hegira, women are only twice mentioned as the reward of the faithful. – The Women of the Arabs by Henry Harris Jessup