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[vi-nahy-tee, ve-nee-tey]
  1. the 95th Psalm (94th in the Vulgate and Douay), used as a canticle at matins or morning prayers.
  2. a musical setting of this psalm.
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Origin of Venite

1175–1225; Middle English < Latin: come ye; so called from the first word of Vulgate text
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Historical Examples of venite

  • "'Is to lead the Venite on a Sunday morning," interrupted the maid.

    The Passionate Elopement

    Compton Mackenzie

  • Then he fixed his eyes upon them like a basilisk and cried, 'Venite.'

  • The Te Deum and the Venite were also pared down to very small proportions.

  • Thus it happened that when they came to the "Venite," the incumbent read, as usual, the first verse.

  • They tottered, quivered, but scarcely moved; again in a louder voice he called 'Venite;' they trembled and advanced a few steps.

British Dictionary definitions for venite


  1. ecclesiast the opening word of the 95th psalm, an invitatory prayer at matins
  2. a musical setting of this
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Word Origin for Venite

Latin: come ye
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