plural noun

Ven·​e·​ti ˈve-nə-ˌtī How to pronounce Veneti (audio)
: an ancient people in Gaul conquered by Julius Caesar in 56 b.c.
: an ancient people in northeastern Italy allied politically to the Romans

Word History


borrowed from Latin Venetī

First Known Use

1781, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Veneti was in 1781

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“Veneti.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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