from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Leprous; full of disease.


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  • See lazar. Refer also lazaretto and notes at Online Etymology Dictionary, "... from the Biblical proper name Lazarus (Luke xvi.20), which was extended in medieval usage to 'any poor and visibly diseased person' (cf. Eng. lazar, 1340, 'one deformed and nauseous with filthy and pestilential diseases' Johnson)."

    October 24, 2009

  • This word seems clearly related to Lazarus but am unable to find a definition - McCarthy likes this word and has used it in several books

    October 24, 2009