[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.

Origin of Venite

1175–1225; Middle English < Latin: come ye; so called from the first word of Vulgate text Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for venite

Historical Examples of venite

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

Word Origin for Venite

Latin: come ye
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012