Lombardish

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From Middle English Lombardish, from Old English *Longbeardisc (Lombardish), equivalent to Lombard +‎ -ish.

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Lombardish (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the Lombards, a Germanic people who settled in Italy in the sixth century C.E., their language, customs, or culture.
    • 1807, George Burnett , Specimens of English prose-writers:
      And also another scripture that men call the Lombardish law, deviseth thereof in divers cases; the which hereafter shall be declared by me unto thee.
  2. Like a Lombard.
    • 2010, John Szwed, Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World:
      [...] Jazz became many things—frenetic, destructive, hysterical, decadent, venal, alcoholic, saccharine, Lombardish, vapid—it has enriched stuffed bellies; it has corrupted the innocent; [...]

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Lombardish

  1. The language of the Lombards, an extinct Germanic language known from fragmentary evidence; Lombardic.

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