What does lombardy mean?

Definitions for lombardy
ˈlɒm bər di, ˈlʌm-lom·bardy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Lombardy, Lombardianoun

    a region of north central Italy bordering Switzerland


  1. Lombardynoun

    A region situated in northern Italy, where its capital and the largest city Milan is founded in the Po Valley.

  2. Etymology: From Langobardia, named after Langobards, a Germanic tribe that invaded the region along with much of northern Apennine Peninsula in 6th century.


  1. Lombardy

    Lombardy (Italian: Lombardia, Lombard: Lombardia or Lumbardia ) is an administrative region of Italy that covers 23,844 km2 (9,206 sq mi); it is located in the northern-central part of the country and has a population of about 10 million people, constituting more than one-sixth of Italy's population. Over a fifth of the Italian gross domestic product (GDP) is produced in the region.The Lombardy region is located between the Alps mountain range and tributaries of the Po river, and includes Milan, the largest metropolitan area in the country, and among the largest in the European Union (EU). Of the fifty-eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy, eleven are in Lombardy. Virgil, Pliny the Elder, Ambrose, Gerolamo Cardano, Caravaggio, Claudio Monteverdi, Antonio Stradivari, Cesare Beccaria, Alessandro Volta and Alessandro Manzoni; and popes John XXIII and Paul VI originated in the area of modern-day Lombardy region.


  1. lombardy

    Lombardy is a region in northern Italy which serves as the country's economic and financial heart. Its capital, Milan, is a global hub for fashion and finance. It is known for its rich history, diverse landscapes, including parts of the Alps and the River Po, and its renowned arts and culture scenes, including grand Gothic cathedrals and the famed opera house, La Scala. Other popular tourist sites include Lake Como and Lake Garda. Moreover, it is known for its delicious cuisine and wine.


  1. Lombardy

    Lombardy is one of the 20 regions of Italy. The capital is Milan. A sixth of Italy's population lives in Lombardy and about a fifth of Italy's GDP is produced in the region, making it the most populous and richest region in the country and one of the richest in the whole of Europe. Major tourist destinations in the region include the historic, cultural and artistic cities of Milan, Brescia, Mantua, Pavia, Como, Cremona, Bergamo, Sondrio, Lecco, Lodi, Varese, Monza, and the lakes of Garda, Como, Maggiore, and Iseo. The official language, as in the rest of Italy, is Italian. The traditional local languages are the various dialects of Lombard, as well as some dialects of Emilian, spoken in some parts of the provinces of Mantua, Pavia, and Cremona. According to Istat, almost 27% of Lombards are bilingual with Lombard and Italian languages; 9.1% are monolingual in Lombard and 57.6% are monolingual in Italian.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Lombardy

    an inland territory of Northern Italy between the Alps and the Po, Piedmont, and Venetia. In the N. are Alpine mountains and valleys rich in pasturage; in the S. a very fertile, well irrigated plain, which produces cereals, rice, and sub-tropical plants. The culture of the silkworm is extensive; there are textile and hardware manufactures. The chief towns are Milan, Pavia, and Corno. Austrian in 1713, Napoleon made it part of the kingdom of Italy in 1805; it was restored to Austria in 1815, and finally again to Italy in 1859.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. lombardy

    The name given to that part of Upper Italy which formed the nucleus of the kingdom of the Lombards (which see). It consisted of the whole of Italy north of the peninsula, with the exceptions of Savoy and Venice, and after the fall of the Lombard kingdom, in 774, was incorporated in the Carlovingian empire. In 843 it was created a separate kingdom, but was not entirely severed from the Frankish monarchy till 888. From this time it was ruled by its own kings till 961, when it was annexed to the German empire. Out of the wrecks of the old independent kingdom now arose a number of independent duchies, as Friuli, Mantua, Susa, Piedmont, etc., and soon afterwards the republics of Venice, Genoa, Milan, and Pavia, etc. The Lombard cities declared themselves independent towards the commencement of the 12th century, and in 1167 were joined by their less powerful neighbors in the “first Lombard league,” for the maintenance of their liberties against Frederic Barbarossa, whom they severely defeated in 1176. In 1225 they were compelled to form the “second Lombard league” against Frederick II., and with similar success. After this, petty tyrants rose in most of the cities, and foreign influence quickly followed. The Guelph and Ghibelline factions greatly distracted Lombardy; and from the 15th century to the present time it has been contended for by the German and French sovereigns. The house of Austria obtained it in 1748, and held it till 1797, when it was conquered by the French, who incorporated it into the Cisalpine republic, and in 1805 into the kingdom of Italy. On the breaking up of the French empire in 1815, the Lombardo-Venetian kingdom was established by the allied sovereigns and given to Austria, who had lost her Flemish possessions. In 1859 this union was dissolved by the Italian war; and also by the treaty of Villa Franca, ceded to the king of Sardinia.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Lombardy

    Called by the Romans Longobardi after its people, whom they subdued. This name was not derived from their long beards, as generally stated, but from the longis bardis, or long battle-axes, with which they were armed.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Lombardy is ranked #73911 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Lombardy surname appeared 262 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Lombardy.

    95.4% or 250 total occurrences were White.
    3.4% or 9 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lombardy in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lombardy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of lombardy in a Sentence

  1. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte:

    We are ready to listen to requests from Lombardy and other regions, the main objective is to protect citizens' health, but we must take into account that there are other interests at stake. We must be aware that there are civil liberties that are being violated, we must always proceed carefully.

  2. Stefano Merler:

    We realized that there were a lot of infected people in Lombardy well before Feb. 20, which means the epidemic had started much earlier, in January for sure, but maybe even before. We'll never know.

  3. Chiara Bonini:

    In Lombardy, where I am from, the healthcare system has collapsed, there just isn't enough equipment. They choose the young, the medical rule of trying to save who has more probability to live.

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