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 (lŏm′bərd, -bärd′, lŭm′-)
1. 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. A native or inhabitant of Lombardy.
b. Any of a group of Romance languages spoken in Lombardy and adjacent regions and closely related to Provençal, Romansh, Franco-Provençal, and French.
3. A banker or moneylender.

[Middle English Lumbarde, from Old French lombard, from Old Italian lombardo, from Medieval Latin lombardus, from Latin Langobardus, Longobardus; see del- in Indo-European roots. Sense 3, from the prominence of Lombards in 13th-century banking.]

Lom·bar′dic (-bär′dĭk) adj.
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Stuart Bailey, the church's property officer, informs me that it opened its great doors to a burgeoning Methodist congregation and that it was designed by architects Haberson and Pitie in the Lombardic Romanesque style.
One face is decorated with an incised zig-zag pattern, while the other face has a crudely incised, garbled inscription in Lombardic lettering.
(8.) Since [2.sup.r] and [5.sup.V] are on the same forme, there are at least two different versions of the A that are part of de Worde's standard lombardic set 11.
(52) Maitland then moved from analysis to history, broaching the medieval Treuhand of Lombardic succession law as a possible precedent or parallel.