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hajji

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hajji an Arabic term of respect for someone who has made the pilgrimage to Mecca
    • n hajji a general term used by foreign soldiers to refer to the Iraqi people "to American soldiers, the hajji are the alien people from whom the enemy emerges"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Hajji (haj′i) one who has performed a Hadj
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ar., 'a pilgrimage.'

Usage

In literature:

I say now, Hajji, that it was well done; and I see my road all clear before me to a good service.
"Kim" by Rudyard Kipling
Imam Din, was not our Hajji marvellous?
"Actions and Reactions" by Rudyard Kipling
We are in a great court, which Hajji Baba would call the father of Diligences.
"The Paris Sketch Book of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Where did Hajji Abdullah and Spiki live when they were in Unyanyembe?
"How I Found Livingstone" by Henry M. Stanley
I wrote a note to the priest requesting that the money be delivered to the bearer, our confidential Hajji Baba.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VI." by Various
While he was weeping, a wealthy Hajji or pilgrim came along, on his return from Mecca.
"The Women of the Arabs" by Henry Harris Jessup
Whoever has once been there may die in peace, and in his lifetime he may attach the honourable title of Hajji to his name.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
In two respects the Persia of "Hajji Baba" differs notably from the Persia of to-day.
"The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan" by James Morier
The merchants for a few minutes held consultation apart, and then one of them announced that they had resolved upon following El Hajji's advice.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
Hajji again, with title of Mozaffar, 791-792 (1389-1390).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
Hajji Selim had a curious story.
"Ten Years' Captivity in the Mahdi's Camp 1882-1892" by F. R. Wingate
Author of "Hajji Baba," "Zohrab," "Ayesha," &c. London: Richard Bentley, .
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 2 of 3)" by Various
Now the Hajji bore a striking personal resemblance to Hudibras, and like that hero, regarded discretion as being the better part of valour.
"The Highlands of Ethiopia" by William Cornwallis Harris
I say now, Hajji, that it was well done; and I see my road all clear before me to a good service.
"Kim" by Rudyard Kipling
He fixes his gaze on Hajji and is carried off into the Mosque.
"Dramatic Technique" by George Pierce Baker
Hajji Baba is his most noted work.
"A Brief Handbook of English Authors" by Oscar Fay Adams
In the following year he was again in Bagdad and Hamadan, and in 1633 at Aleppo, whence he made the pilgrimage to Mecca (hence his title Hajji).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 7" by Various
No fewer than twenty commentaries are enumerated by Hajji Khalifa.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 8" by Various
He is a Hajji; he has been to Mecca.
"In the Permanent Way" by Flora Annie Steel
Hajji Mohammed's men, who have suffered, have been obliged to retire before superior force.
"Fire and Sword in the Sudan" by Rudolf C. Slatin
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In news:

That is not to say that Hajji Ali Amin believes his father was a ruthless dictator.
Few Americans know who Hajji Baba is, but he is the Tom Sawyer of Iran.
Next story in Mideast & N. In this Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012 photo, Free Syrian Army fighter, Bashar al Hajji, points towards the besieged Shiite village of Zahraa in Aleppo, Syria.
Syrian child, Taybah Al-Hajji, 1, whose family fled their home in Aleppo more.
Khadija Hajji Diriye, a Somali policewoman, serves a capital that is more at peace now, but she still rarely receives her full salary.
In this Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012 photo, Free Syrian Army fighter, Bashar al Hajji, points towards the besieged Shiite village of Zahraa in Aleppo, Syria.
"They know that I am a Salafi, and they think it is permitted for me to kill Shiites, " said al-Hajji, sitting in the inner yard of the family's home in Beyanon.
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