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Bible Encyclopedias

1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Lazar

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one afflicted with the disease of leprosy. The term is an adaptation in medieval Latin of the name of Lazarus, in Luke xvi. 20, who was supposed to be a leper. The word was not confined to persons suffering from leprosy; thus Caxton (The Life of Charles the Great, 37), "there atte laste were guarysshed and heled viij lazars of the palesey."

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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Lazar'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/bri/l/lazar.html. 1910.

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