[laz-er, ley-zer]


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 formslaz·ar·like, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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an archaic word for leper
Derived Formslazar-like, adjective

Word Origin for lazar

C14: via Old French and Medieval Latin, after Lazarus
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Word Origin and History for lazar

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

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