- a person born or living in Lombardy
- a member of an ancient Germanic people that settled in the Po Valley
Origin of Lombardfrom the activity of the medieval Lombards as pawnbrokers a banker or moneylender
Origin of LombardMiddle English Lumbarde ; from Medieval Latin Lombardus ; from Classical Latin Langobardus ; from Germanic an unverified form lango-, long + an unverified form barda, beard
- A member of a Germanic people that invaded northern Italy in the sixth century AD and established a kingdom in the Po River valley. Also called Langobard.
- A native or inhabitant of Lombardy.
- A banker or moneylender.
Origin of LombardMiddle English Lumbarde, from Old French lombard, from Old Italian lombardo, from Medieval Latin lombardus, from Latin Langobardus, Longobardus; see del-1 in Indo-European roots. Sense 3, from the prominence of Lombards in 13th-century banking.
- A romance language spoken in northern Italy and southern Switzerland, see Lombard language.
(comparative more Lombard, superlative most Lombard)
- Of or relating to Lombardy, or the inhabitants of Lombardy.
From Middle English Lombard, Lumbard, from the merger of Old English Longbeard (“Lombard"); and Old French Lombard, Lombart (“a Lombard"), from Late Latin Longobardus, Langobardus (“a Lombard"), derived from the Proto-Germanic elements *langaz + *bardaz; equivalent to long +"Ž beard. Some sources derive the second element instead from Proto-Germanic *bardÇ, *barduz (“axe"), related to German Barte (“axe").