- n. [皮肤] 麻疯病患者；受蔑视的人（不愿接触的人）
- n. (Leper)人名；(俄)列佩尔；(英)莱珀
- leper:  Etymologically, a person suffering from leprosy has ‘scaly’ skin. The Greek word for ‘scale’ was lépos or lepís. From them was derived the adjective leprós ‘scaly’, whose feminine form léprā was used as a noun meaning ‘leprosy’. This passed via Latin lepra and Old French lepre into English as leper, where it still denoted ‘leprosy’. In the 14th century it came to be used for a ‘person suffering from leprosy’.
- leper (n.)
- "one afflicted with leprosy," late 14c., from Late Latin lepra, from Greek lepra "leprosy," from fem. of lepros (adj.) "scaly," from leops "a scale," related to lepein "to peel," from lopos "a peel," from PIE root *lep- "to peel, scale" (see leaf (n.)). Originally the word for the disease itself (mid-13c.); because of the -er ending it came to mean "person with leprosy," so leprosy was coined 16c. from adjective leprous.
- 1. The newspaper article had branded her a social leper not fit to be seen in company.
- 2. The building was said to be haunted by the ghost of a leper woman.
- 3. The leper in our gospel had a different attitude.
- 4. The building be haunted by the ghost of a leper woman.
- 5. He was also a mighty man of valor, but a leper.
- 他又是大能的勇士, 只是长了大麻疯.
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