lazar

noun

la·​zar ˈla-zər How to pronounce lazar (audio) ˈlā- How to pronounce lazar (audio)
: a person afflicted with a repulsive disease
specifically : leper

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Medieval Latin lazarus, from Late Latin Lazarus

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lazar was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Lazar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lazar. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

lazar

noun
: leper
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