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


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

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“Veneur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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