Lombard

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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).

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Lombard (plural Lombards)

  1. (historical) A member of a Germanic people who invaded Italy in the 6th century.
    Synonym: Langobard
  2. A native or inhabitant of Lombardy.
  3. (rare) A banker or moneylender.
  4. (obsolete) A Lombard house.
    • 1655, Thomas Fuller, James Nichols, editor, The Church History of Britain, [], volume (please specify |volume=I to III), new edition, London: [] [James Nichols] for Thomas Tegg and Son, [], published 1837, OCLC 913056315:
      a Lombard unto this day signifying a bank for usury or pawns
  5. (military, historical) A kind of Spanish cannon of the 16th century.

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Lombard (countable and uncountable, plural Lombards)

  1. A Romance language spoken in northern Italy and southern Switzerland.
  2. (countable) A surname​.

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Lombard (comparative more Lombard, superlative most Lombard)

  1. Of or relating to Lombardy, or the inhabitants of Lombardy.

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Lombard m (plural Lombards, feminine Lombarde)

  1. Lombard (person from Lombardy)