Definitions for hajjiˈhædʒ i
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haj•jiˈhædʒ i(n.)(pl.)haj•jis or hadj•is or haj•is.
or hadj•i or haj•i
a Muslim who has gone on a pilgrimage to Mecca.
Category: Eastern Religions
Origin of hajji:
1600–10; < Ar
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"
hajji, hadji, haji(noun)
an Arabic term of respect for someone who has made the pilgrimage to Mecca
One who has participated in a hajj.
A Muslim or Arab.
Hajji or El-Hajj, is an honorific title given to a Muslim person who has successfully completed the Hajj to Mecca, and is often used to refer to an elder, since it can take time to accumulate the wealth to fund the travel. The title is placed before a person's name. It is derived from the Arabic al-Ḥājj, which is the active participle of the verb ḥajja 'to make the pilgrimage to Mecca'. The alternative form ḥajjī is derived from the name of the Hajj with the adjectival suffix -ī, and this was the form adopted by non-Arabic languages. In some areas, the title has been handed down the generations, and has become a family name. Such usage can be seen, for example, in the Bosniak surname Hadžiosmanović, which means 'son of Hajji Osman'. Women who complete the Hajj are referred to as Hajjah or الحاجة al-Ḥājjah., or Hajiya. In Arab countries, Ḥājj and Ḥājjah is a common respectful manner of addressing any older person, regardless of whether or not the person in question has actually performed the pilgrimage.
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