- an Indo-European language of NE Italy, possibly belonging to the Italic branch, known from inscriptions from the 4th to 2nd centuries b.c.
Origin of Venetic
1875–80; < Latin Veneticus, equivalent to Venet(ī) the Veneti + -icus -ic
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- an ancient language of NE Italy, usually regarded as belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European family. It is recorded in about 200 inscriptions and was extinct by the 2nd century ad