Origin of leprous
Examples from the Web for leprous
"Let us be calm," I muttered to myself, and ran into the shade of a leprous wall.Falk|Joseph Conrad
And he thought of the photograph on Petersen's leprous wall.The Walking Delegate|Leroy Scott
There were hospitals for the infirm and the leprous; the disease was not considered contagious.
The whole house was not to be condemned: the removal of the leprous stones was first to be tried.Notes on the Book of Leviticus|C. H. Mackintosh
Between the leprous cells and the filaments of connective tissue but few free bacilli are seen.
British Dictionary definitions for leprous
Word Origin for leprous
Word Origin and History for leprous
early 13c., leprus, from Old French lepros (Modern French lépreux), from Late Latin leprosus, from Latin lepra "leprosy" (see leper).