[ ven-i-tahy ]

plural noun
  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.

Origin of Veneti

From Latin
  • Also Ven·e·tes [ven-i-teez]. /ˈvɛn ɪˌtiz/.

Words Nearby Veneti Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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.

    The Ethnology of Europe | Robert Gordon Latham
  • 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.

    Ancient Man in Britain | Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie
  • He served under Cæsar in Gaul, during which campaign he destroyed the fleet of the Veneti.

  • The Veneti took to fishing, then to making salt, and finally to mercantile enterprises.

    Man on the Ocean | R.M. Ballantyne

British Dictionary definitions for Veneti


/ (vɛˈnɛtɪ, -taɪ) /

nounthe Veneti
  1. (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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