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).
- A British surname.
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.
- 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.
- 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.”
Lazar (plural Lazars)
- Alternative letter-case form of
Lȁzār m (Cyrillic spelling Ла̏за̄р)