[ ven-i-tahy ]
/ ˈvɛn ɪˌtaɪ /
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.
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Also Ven·e·tes [ven-i-teez]. /ˈvɛn ɪˌtiz/.
Origin of Veneti
Words nearby Veneti
, Venetian ball
, venetian blind
, Venetian blue
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How to use Veneti in a sentence
For some of the higher questions of ethnology, however, the Liburni and Veneti are tribes of exceeding importance.
It was the people called the Veneti who, more than a thousand years ago, settled Venice, and invented these little ships.
These were apparently skiffs which were much lighter and smaller than the imposing vessels of the Veneti.
He served under Cæsar in Gaul, during which campaign he destroyed the fleet of the Veneti.
British Dictionary definitions for Veneti
noun the Veneti
(functioning as plural) an ancient people who established themselves at the head of the Adriatic around 950 bc, later becoming Roman subjects
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