Veneti

plural noun
Ven·e·ti | \ˈve-nə-ˌtī \

Definition of Veneti 

1 : an ancient people in Gaul conquered by Julius Caesar in 56 b.c.

2 : an ancient people in northeastern Italy allied politically to the Romans

First Known Use of Veneti

1781, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Veneti

borrowed from Latin Venetī

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Veneti

Statistics for Veneti

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for Veneti

The first known use of Veneti was in 1781

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on Veneti

See words that rhyme with Veneti

Comments on Veneti

What made you want to look up Veneti? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to reject or criticize sharply

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!