Ven·​e·​ti | \ ˈve-nə-ˌtī How to pronounce Veneti (audio) \

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

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“Veneti.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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