Lazarus

noun
Laz·​a·​rus | \ ˈlaz-rəs How to pronounce Lazarus (audio) , ˈla-zə- \

Definition of Lazarus

1 : a brother of Mary and Martha raised by Jesus from the dead according to the account in John 11
2 : the diseased beggar in the parable of the rich man and the beggar found in Luke 16

First Known Use of Lazarus

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Lazarus

Late Latin, from Greek Lazaros, from Hebrew Elʽāzār

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“Lazarus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lazarus. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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