lazar

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See also: Lazar and Lázár

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the biblical Lazarus (Luke XVI.20).

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Noun[edit]

lazar (plural lazars)

  1. (archaic) A sufferer of an infectious disease, especially leprosy.
    • 1603, John Florio, transl.; Michel de Montaigne, The Essayes, [], printed at London: [] Edward Blount [], OCLC 946730821:
      , II.37:
      And Tamburlane cloked the fantasticall cruelty, he exercised upon Lazars or Leprousmen, with a foolish kinde of humanitie, putting all he could finde or heare-of, to death, (as he said,) to ridde them from so painefull and miserable a life, as they lived.
    • 1820, John Keats, "Isabella; or, The Pot of Basil," XVI:
      Why were they proud? Because fair orange-mounts
      Were of more soft ascent than lazar stairs?

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Verb[edit]

lazar (first-person singular present lazo, first-person singular preterite lacé, past participle lazado)

  1. to lasso something.

Conjugation[edit]

  • Rule: z becomes a c before e.

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