From Middle English Lombard, Lumbard, borrowed from Old French Lombard, Lombart (“a Lombard”), from Late Latin langobardus, longobardus (“a Lombard”), from Germanic, derived from the Proto-Germanic elements *langaz + *bardaz; equivalent to long + beard. Some sources derive the second element instead from Proto-Germanic *bardǭ, *barduz (“axe”), related to German Barte (“axe”). Doublet of Langobard. Compare longbeard. Confer with Old English Longbeard (“Lombard”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈlɒmbɑːd/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈlɑmbɑɹd/
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Lombard (plural Lombards)
- (historical) A member of a Germanic people who invaded Italy in the 6th century.
- Synonym: Langobard
- A native or inhabitant of Lombardy.
- (rare) A banker or moneylender.
- (obsolete) A Lombard house.
- (military, historical) A kind of Spanish cannon of the 16th century.
- Of or relating to Lombardy, or the inhabitants of Lombardy.
- Lombard language on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Wiktionary’s coverage of Lombard terms
- Ethnologue entry for Lombard, lmo
- Lombard (person from Lombardy)