- 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 Ven·e·tes [ven-i-teez] /ˈvɛn ɪˌtiz/.
Origin of Veneti
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The Italian region of Veneto also kicked off a referendum over the weekend that could see it separate from Italy.
Another crucial difference is that the Veneto vote is non-binding, because it is unrecognized by the central government in Rome.
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
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.The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi; Volume the first
Count Carlo Gozzi
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
- 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)
- (functioning as plural) 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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