- the brother of Mary and Martha, raised from the dead by Jesus: John 11
- the diseased beggar in Jesus' parable of the rich man and the beggar: Luke 16:19-31
Origin of LazarusEcclesiastical Late Latin from Ecclesiastical Greek Lazaros from Classical Hebrew (language) el'azar, literally , God has helped
1849-87; U.S. poet
In the New Testament, the man whom Jesus miraculously raised from the dead in the village of Bethany.
(third-person singular simple present Lazaruses, present participle Lazarusing, simple past and past participle Lazarused)
- (African American Vernacular) To rescue a dying person.
- (African American Vernacular) To raise from the dead.