Etymology
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Lazarus

Biblical character (Luke xvi.20), the poor man covered in sores; his name was extended in medieval usage to "any poor and visibly diseased person" (compare lazar, mid-14c., "one deformed and nauseous with filthy and pestilential diseases" [Johnson]). The name is from a Greek rendition of Hebrew El'azar, literally "(he whom) God has helped."

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of Lazarus from WordNet

Lazarus (n.)
the person who Jesus raised from the dead after four days in the tomb; this miracle caused the enemies of Jesus to begin the plan to put him to death;
Lazarus (n.)
the diseased beggar in Jesus' parable of the rich man and the beggar;
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