The chief marks of distinction in the lombardic through its whole career are the t shaped nearly like a, and the a shaped like cc.
They appear, however, as I said before, to be rather lombardic than anything else.
A long inscription in lombardic letters gives the date and the name of the donor.
The 103 capitals of these columns are a somewhat interesting feature, owing to their lombardic character.
The style of the edifice is Romanesque with a genuine lombardic tower.
And they are connected, also, with the forms of landscape adopted by the lombardic masters, in a very curious way.
Symbolism, passionate expression of, in lombardic griffin, iii.
In the chancel is a curious slab with an inscription in lombardic characters, perhaps a memorial of a former rector.
He wrote a magazine paper on the zoology of the lombardic pillars in Verona, very Ruskinian, very scornful of modern motive.
He is resolved to make good the lombardic proverb, Passato el pericolo, gabbato el santo.
from Late Latin Langobardus, proper name of a Germanic people who conquered Italy 6c. and settled in the northern region that became known as Lombardy, from Proto-Germanic Langgobardoz, often said to mean literally "Long-beards," but perhaps rather from *lang- "tall, long" + the proper name of the people (Latin Bardi). Their name in Old English was Langbeardas (plural), but also Heaðobeardan, from heaðo "war."
In Middle English the word meant "banker, money-changer, pawnbroker" (late 14c.), from Old French Lombart "Lombard," also "money-changer; usurer; coward," from Italian Lombardo (from Medieval Latin Lombardus).
Lombards in Middle Ages were notable throughout Western Europe as bankers and money-lenders, also pawn-brokers; they established themselves in France from 13c., especially in Montpellier and Cahors, and London's Lombard Street (c.1200) originally was the site of the houses of Lombard bankers. French also gave the word in this sense to Middle Dutch and Low German. Lombardy poplar, originally from Italy but planted in North American colonies as an ornamental tree, is attested from 1766.