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Veneti

[ven-i-tahy] /ˈvɛn ɪˌtaɪ/
plural noun
1.
an ancient people of NE Italy absorbed by Rome after the Second Punic War.
2.
an ancient Celtic people of Brittany, conquered by Julius Caesar, 56 b.c.
Also, Venetes
[ven-i-teez] /ˈvɛn ɪˌtiz/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
< Latin

Venezia

[ve-ne-tsyah] /vɛˈnɛ tsyɑ/
noun
1.
Also, Venetia. Also called Veneto
[ve-ne-taw] /ˈvɛ nɛ tɔ/ (Show IPA)
. a region in NE Italy. 7095 sq. mi. (18,375 sq. km).
2.
Italian name of Venice.
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Veneto

/Italian ˈvɛːneto/
noun
1.
a region of NE Italy, on the Adriatic: mountainous in the north with a fertile plain in the south, crossed by the Rivers Po, Adige, and Piave. Capital: Venice. Pop: 4 577 408 (2003 est). Area: 18 377 sq km (7095 sq miles) Also called Venezia-Euganea (veˈnɛttsja eʊˈɡaːnea)

Veneti

/vɛˈnɛtɪ; -taɪ/
noun the Veneti
1.
(functioning as pl) an ancient people who established themselves at the head of the Adriatic around 950 bc, later becoming Roman subjects

Venezia

/veˈnɛttsja/
noun
1.
the Italian name for Venice
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Encyclopedia Article for veneto

Veneti

ancient Celtic people who lived in what is now the Morbihan district of modern Brittany. By the time of Julius Caesar they controlled all Atlantic trade to Britain. They submitted to Caesar in 57 BC; but the next winter, disturbed by his interest in Britain, they seized some Roman commissariat officers and, with the support of several maritime states, attempted to regain independence. Caesar built galleys in the Loire River and in the late summer of 56 met the Venetic fleet of more than 200 ships in Quiberon Bay and destroyed it. After his victory Caesar executed the tribal elders and sold the rest of the people. By some means, however, the tribe as such survived and is attested in imperial times.

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