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Lom·bard(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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