from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)



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