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lazar

[laz-er, ley-zer]
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noun
  1. a person infected with a disease, especially leprosy.
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Origin of lazar

1300–50; Middle English < Medieval Latin lazarus leper, special use of Late Latin Lazarus Lazarus
Related formslaz·ar·like, adjective
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lazar

noun
  1. an archaic word for leper
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Derived Formslazar-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).

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