Definition of Lombard in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɒmbəd/
Pronunciation: /ˈlɒmbɑːd/


1A member of a Germanic people who invaded Italy in the 6th century.
Example sentences
  • Across those Alps, in the 6th century, came a Germanic tribe called the Lombards.
  • Christianity had grown in influence even before the Lombards came to Italy, and by the end of the seventh century most Lombards were Catholics (perhaps with a tinge of syncretism in many cases).
  • In 568 the Lombards invaded, a people even more wantonly destructive than the Vandals.
2A native of Lombardy in northern Italy.
3 [mass noun] The Italian dialect of Lombardy.


Relating to Lombardy, or to the Lombards or their language.
Example sentences
  • Even Ostrogoth and Lombard kings, their barbarian ways tamed by the people they were supposed to have conquered, built houses in Bellagio.
  • On Friday, with suitable fanfare, the 29th Alpine World Ski Championships will open in the small Lombard town of Bormio, and over the following fortnight, anybody with a passing interest in ski racing will be in for a treat.
  • Beltrami's research on Leonardo's Lombard career went hand in hand with his reconstruction and restoration of Leonardo-related architectural sites.



Pronunciation: /lɒmˈbɑːdɪk/


From Italian lombardo, representing late Latin Langobardus, of Germanic origin, from the base of long1 + the ethnic name Bardi.

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Line breaks: Lom|bard

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