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lazar

[laz-er, ley-zer] /ˈlæz ər, ˈleɪ zər/
noun
1.
a person infected with a disease, especially leprosy.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Medieval Latin lazarus leper, special use of Late Latin Lazarus Lazarus
Related forms
lazarlike, adjective
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  • lazar confiscated some papers, which were lying in plain view on the bedroom floor.
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lazar

/ˈlæzə/
noun
1.
an archaic word for leper
Derived Forms
lazar-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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