American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A region of northern Italy bordering on Switzerland. First inhabited by a Gallic people, it became the center of the kingdom of the Lombards in the sixth century A.D. and part of Charlemagne's empire in 774. The Lombard League of cities defeated Emperor Frederick I in 1176.
- n. A region situated in northern Italy, where its capital and the largest city Milan is founded in the Po Valley.
- n. a region of north central Italy bordering Switzerland
- From Latin Langobardia, named after Langobards, a Germanic tribe that invaded the region along with much of northern Apennine Peninsula in 6th century. (Wiktionary)
“I live in Lombardy (Northern Italy), where the Regional Health Service started three years ago a project to store all Lombardy citizens health data on a database accessible from every medical center, physician or hospital via Internet, using a personal IC-card to encrypt data.”
“Others, in Lombardy, advocated a strict observance of Mosaic law.”
“Another Italian heretical group, the Passagians in Lombardy, based their beliefs on a literal reading of the Old Testament and a strict observance of Mosaic law, including the ritual of circumcision.”
“In the ninth century the name Lombardy was synonymous with Italy.”
“Settlements were offered to the Goths in Lombardy, and they advanced from the Po towards the Alps to take possession of them.”
“Lombardy is a race in which Horner has always excelled (he was one of the men in the final selection last year), and with stronger team support than before on a course that better suits his abilities in his best-ever season, the evergreen Californian has to be one of Gilbert’s strongest challengers.”
“Italy; notwithstanding that two hundred years before the Romans became so powerful that the said Tuscans lost the Dominion of that country which today is called Lombardy: which province had been seized by the Gauls, who, moved either by necessity or the sweetness of the fruits, and especially of the wine, came into”
“They seized the territory north of the river Po -- a region ever since known as Lombardy -- and established their capital at Pavia.”
“The newcomers first occupied the region north of the Po, which has ever since been called Lombardy after them, and then extended their conquests southward.”
“In 568 the Lombards marched from Pannonia into Italy, conquered the northern part, still called Lombardy, and founded the kingdom of that name, which was afterward greatly extended, and existed until overthrown by Charlemagne in 774.”
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