[haj] /hædʒ/

noun, plural hajjes.
the pilgrimage to Mecca, which every adult Muslim is supposed to make at least once in his or her lifetime: the fifth of the Pillars of Islam.
noun (pl) hadjes
a variant spelling of hajj
noun (pl) hajjes, hadjes
the pilgrimage to Mecca that every Muslim is required to make at least once in his life, provided he has enough money and the health to do so

“pilgrimage to Mecca,” from Arabic hajj “pilgrimage,” from hajja “he went on a pilgrimage.” Related to Hebrew haghagh “he made a pilgrimage, celebrated a feast,” hagh “a gathering.” One who has made it is a hajji.


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