Archaic an impoverished, diseased, esp. leprous, person
Origin of lazarMiddle English ; from Medieval Latin lazarus, leper ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin Lazarus ; from Ecclesiastical Greek Lazaros, Lazarus
A diseased person; a leper.
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).