veneur

noun

ve·​neur
R və̇ˈnər,
+vowel -ˈnər‧;
−R -ˈnə̄,
+vowel in a word following without pause -ˈnər‧ or -ˈnə̄ also -ˈnər
plural -s
: a person acting as superintendent of the chase and especially of hounds in French medieval venery and being an important officer of the royal household

Word History

Etymology

Middle French, from Old French, hunter, from Latin venator, from venatus (past participle of venari to hunt) + -or

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“Veneur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/veneur. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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