Leper meaning

lĕpər
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A person affected by leprosy.
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A person who is avoided by others; a pariah.
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A person affected by leprosy.
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A person who is avoided by others; a pariah.
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A person who has leprosy.
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A person who is shunned; a pariah.
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A person having leprosy.
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A person to be shunned or ostracized, as because of the danger of moral contamination.
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Origin of leper

  • Middle English from lepre leprosy from Old French from Late Latin lepra from Greek lepros scaly from lepis scale

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English lepre, leprosy, from Old French, from Latin leprae, lepra, from Ancient Greek λέπρα (lepra).

    From Wiktionary