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  1. an ancient people of NE Italy absorbed by Rome after the Second Punic War.
  2. an ancient Celtic people of Brittany, conquered by Julius Caesar, 56 b.c.
Also Ven·e·tes [ven-i-teez] /ˈvɛn ɪˌtiz/.

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  1. Also Venetia. Also called Ve·ne·to [ve-ne-taw] /ˈvɛ nɛ tɔ/. a region in NE Italy. 7095 sq. mi. (18,375 sq. km).
  2. Italian name of Venice.
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  1. 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)


noun the Veneti
  1. (functioning as plural) an ancient people who established themselves at the head of the Adriatic around 950 bc, later becoming Roman subjects


  1. the Italian name for Venice
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