Origin of lazarMiddle English from Medieval Latin lazarus, leper from Ecclesiastical Late Latin Lazarus from Ecclesiastical Greek Lazaros, Lazarus
Origin of lazarMiddle English from Old French lazre from Late Latin Lazarus Lazarus, the beggar full of sores in a New Testament parable (Luke 16:20)
- (archaic) A sufferer of an infectious disease, especially leprosy.
- lazar house
From the biblical Lazarus (Luke XVI.20).