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 Ven·e·tes [ven-i-teez] /ˈvɛn ɪˌtiz/.

Origin of Veneti

From Latin




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).
Italian name of Venice. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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



the Italian name for Venice
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