lazar

[ laz-er, ley-zer ]
/ ˈlæz ər, ˈleɪ zər /

noun

a person infected with a disease, especially leprosy.

Origin of lazar

1300–50; Middle English < Medieval Latin lazarus leper, special use of Late Latin Lazarus Lazarus

Related forms

laz·ar·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lazar

lazar

/ (ˈlæzə) /

noun

an archaic word for leper

Derived Forms

lazar-like, adjective

Word Origin for lazar

C14: via Old French and Medieval Latin, after Lazarus
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