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lazar

[laz-er, ley-zer] /ˈlæz ər, ˈleɪ zər/
noun
1.
a person infected with a disease, especially leprosy.
Origin of lazar
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Medieval Latin lazarus leper, special use of Late Latin Lazarus Lazarus
Related forms
lazarlike, adjective
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  • On the Dissolution of the Monasteries, all these lazar houses were suppressed.

    The History of London Walter Besant
  • lazar assured me, we should, most infallibly, be attacked on the road.

  • lazar was taken prisoner and was brought to the Sultans tent.

  • And one of them croaked, and the other cried, "Is this the tower of the mighty lazar?"

    Through the Land of the Serb Mary Edith Durham
  • The inmates of lazar hospitals were in the habit of begging in the market-places.

    Haunted London Walter Thornbury
  • "You'll get your credits," lazar snarled, frustration in his eyes.

    Spies Die Hard! Arnold Marmor
  • lazar returned to the house, knocked the ashes out of his pipe and refilled it.

    The Graysons Edward Eggleston
  • Bob had wanted to ask this question, but he wished to let Uncle lazar begin.

    The Graysons Edward Eggleston
British Dictionary definitions for lazar

lazar

/ˈlæzə/
noun
1.
an archaic word for leper
Derived Forms
lazar-like, adjective
Word Origin
C14: via Old French and Medieval Latin, after Lazarus
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Word Origin and History for lazar
n.

"filthy beggar, leper," c.1300, from Medieval Latin lazarus "leper," from the Biblical name (see Lazarus).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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