noun Laz·a·rus \ˈlaz-rəs, ˈla-zə-\

Definition of Lazarus

  1. 1 :  a brother of Mary and Martha raised by Jesus from the dead according to the account in John 11

  2. 2 :  the diseased beggar in the parable of the rich man and the beggar found in Luke 16

Origin and Etymology of lazarus

Late Latin, from Greek Lazaros, from Hebrew Elʽāzār

First Known Use: before 12th century

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