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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English [Term?], from lazare (leper), from Old French lazare, from Latin lazarus, from Lazarus (name of a biblical figure), from Ancient Greek Λάζαρος (Lázaros), from Hebrew אלעזר(ʼElʻāzār).

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A British surname.

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Serbo-Croatian Lazar, ultimately from Ancient Greek Λάζαρος (Lázaros), from Hebrew אלעזר(ʼElʻāzār). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A Serbian male given name from Serbo-Croatian
    • 1857 May, “Life in Servia”, in The Young Men’s Magazine, volume 1, number 1, page 15:
      The Servians have a legend, which gives a terrible picture of this national virtue:
      “Day departs, and the moon shines upon the white fields of snow. A stranger enters the dwelling of poor Lazar.
    • 1861, George W. M. Reynolds, “The Death of Murad”, in The Young Fisherman, and Other Stories, London: John Dicks, page 88:
      It was on the morning after the arrival of the Mussulman forces upon the plain of Kossova, that a herald, accompanied by a small escort, demanded an interview with the Sultan Murad, on the part of his master, Lazar, the King of Servia.

Etymology 3[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]


  1. An Ashkenazi Jewish surname.
    • 1980, Stanley Nash, In Search of Hebraism (Studies in Judaism in Modern Times; 3), Leiden: E. J. Brill, →ISBN, page 191:
      At that time S.M. Lazar, editor in Cracow of the new Hebrew nespaper, Ha-Miṣpeh, had accused Hurwitz and his editor, Yosef Klausner, of anarchism, sacrilege, and “missionizing.”

Etymology 4[edit]


Lazar (plural Lazars)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of lazar



  • IPA(key): /lâzaːr/
  • Hyphenation: La‧zar

Proper noun[edit]

Lȁzār m (Cyrillic spelling Ла̏за̄р)

  1. a male given name, Lazarus