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[ven-i-tahy] /ˈvɛn ɪˌtaɪ/
plural noun
an ancient people of NE Italy absorbed by Rome after the Second Punic War.
an ancient Celtic people of Brittany, conquered by Julius Caesar, 56 b.c.
Also, Venetes
[ven-i-teez] /ˈvɛn ɪˌtiz/ (Show IPA)
Origin of Veneti
From Latin


[ve-ne-tsyah] /vɛˈnɛ tsyɑ/
Also, Venetia. Also called Veneto
[ve-ne-taw] /ˈvɛ nɛ tɔ/ (Show IPA)
. a region in NE Italy. 7095 sq. mi. (18,375 sq. km).
Italian name of Venice. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Of the 'gentil uomo veneto,' the name is still known, and that is all.

  • "The Selvas told me you lived in the veneto," the Padre added.

    The Saint Antonio Fogazzaro
  • His father was one of those small proprietors numerous in the veneto, and, though not indigent, was by no means a rich man.

    Modern Italian Poets William Dean Howells
  • At the close of a few months, they had to be sent back to their caves, in order to deliver the veneto from an unbearable incubus.

  • I cannot allow you to make fun of the Venetians, and besides, it is not true that they say Zacomo in the veneto.

    The Patriot

    Antonio Fogazzaro
  • Roughly speaking, the red wine is the best throughout Italy, the white of Bologna and the veneto being the exceptions.

British Dictionary definitions for veneto


/Italian ˈvɛːneto/
a region of NE Italy, on the Adriatic: mountainous in the north with a fertile plain in the south, crossed by the Rivers Po, Adige, and Piave. Capital: Venice. Pop: 4 577 408 (2003 est). Area: 18 377 sq km (7095 sq miles) Also called Venezia-Euganea (veˈnɛttsja eʊˈɡaːnea)


/vɛˈnɛtɪ; -taɪ/
noun the Veneti
(functioning as pl) an ancient people who established themselves at the head of the Adriatic around 950 bc, later becoming Roman subjects


the Italian name for Venice
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