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June 19, 2005

Word of the Week #8


hegira \hih-JYE-ruh\ noun

: a journey especially when undertaken to escape from a dangerous or undesirable situation : exodus

Example sentence:
To escape the lowering clouds of impending war, Grandmother's family embarked on a hegira that would carry them far from their native soil.

Thank you Merriam-Webster Online

Posted by Sissy at June 19, 2005 01:14 PM

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Posted by: David at June 19, 2005 10:47 PM

Another word for Dean Esmay's recent post regarding orthographic pronunciation. It is a sign of how literate I am that I thought it was heh-GEAR-uh.

Posted by: triticale at June 28, 2005 03:14 PM