Lombard meaning

lŏm'bərd, -bärd', lŭm'-
A banker or moneylender.
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A member of a Germanic people that invaded northern Italy in the sixth century ad and established a kingdom in the Po River valley.
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A native or inhabitant of Lombardy.
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A person born or living in Lombardy.
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A member of an ancient Germanic people that settled in the Po Valley.
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A banker or moneylender.
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Of Lombardy or the Lombards.
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A member of a Germanic people who invaded Italy in the 6th century; a Langobard.
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(rare) A banker or moneylender.
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(military, historical) A form of cannon.

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A romance language spoken in northern Italy and southern Switzerland, see Lombard language.
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Of or relating to Lombardy, or the inhabitants of Lombardy.
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Origin of lombard

  • Middle English Lumbarde from Old French lombard from Old Italian lombardo from Medieval Latin lombardus from Latin Langobardus, Longobardus del-1 in Indo-European roots Sense 3, from the prominence of Lombards in 13th-century banking
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • 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").
    From Wiktionary