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venery

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[ ven-uh-ree ]
/ ˈvɛn ə ri /
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noun Archaic.
the gratification of sexual desire.
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Origin of venery

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1490–1500; <Latin vener- (stem of venus;see Venus) + -y3; compare Latin venera amours

Other definitions for venery (2 of 2)

venery2
[ ven-uh-ree ]
/ ˈvɛn ə ri /

noun Archaic.
the practice or sport of hunting; the chase.

Origin of venery

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1275–1325; Middle English venerie hunting <Middle French, equivalent to ven(er) to hunt ≪ Latin vēnārī + -erie-ery
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British Dictionary definitions for venery (1 of 2)

venery1
/ (ˈvɛnərɪ, ˈviː-) /

noun
archaic the pursuit of sexual gratification

Word Origin for venery

C15: from Medieval Latin veneria, from Latin venus love, Venus 1

British Dictionary definitions for venery (2 of 2)

venery2
/ (ˈvɛnərɪ, ˈviː-) /

noun
the art, sport, lore, or practice of hunting, esp with hounds; the chase

Word Origin for venery

C14: from Old French venerie, from vener to hunt, from Latin vēnārī
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