exodus, hegira, hejira(noun)
a journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment
Exodus, Book of Exodus(noun)
the second book of the Old Testament: tells of the departure of the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt led by Moses; God gave them the Ten Commandments and the rest of Mosaic law on Mount Sinai during the Exodus
The departure of the Hebrew slaves from Egypt under the leadership of Moses.
The second of the Books of Moses in the Old Testament of the Bible, the second book in the Torah describing the Exodus.
A sudden departure of a large number of people.
Origin: From ἔξοδος, from ἐξ + ὁδός
a going out; particularly (the Exodus), the going out or journey of the Israelites from Egypt under the conduct of Moses; and hence, any large migration from a place
the second of the Old Testament, which contains the narrative of the departure of the Israelites from Egypt
Origin: [L., the book of Exodus, Gr. a going or marching out; out + way, cf. Skr. -sad to approach.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
eks′o-dus, n. a going out or departure, esp. that of the Israelites from Egypt (1491 B.C., Usher): the second book of the Old Testament.—adj. Exod′ic.—n. Ex′odist, one who goes out: an emigrant. [L.,—Gr. exodos—ex, out, hodos, a way.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the book of the Old Testament which records the deliverance of the children of Israel from Egyptian bondage, and the institution of the moral and ceremonial laws for the nation; consists partly of history and partly of legislation.
The numerical value of exodus in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of exodus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Surely some will, it's not going to be a mass exodus.
Since the Exodus, freedom has always spoken with a Hebrew accent.
We haven't seen an uncontrolled exodus like this since the discovery of the Americas.
We will try to prevent them from entering our territory otherwise it will create social issues, if we open up access, there will be an exodus here.
We had a mass exodus of seasoned, senior people going to the private sector, so the state's economic development arm was out of commission for a long time.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- هجرة جماعيةArabic
- exodus, uittochtDutch
- исхо́д, исходRussian
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