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[vee-yahy, vey-yee] /ˈvi yaɪ, ˈveɪ yi/
an ancient city in central Italy, in Etruria, near Rome: Etruscan city destroyed by the Romans 396 b.c. Unabridged
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  • Thus perished the city of Veii, than which there was none among the Etrurians more wealthy.

    Stories From Livy Alfred Church
  • Now this seemed to the men of Veii a shameful thing, and one that was not to be endured.

    Stories From Livy Alfred Church
  • He was afterwards impeached for not having fairly divided the spoils obtained at Veii, and went into exile at Ardea.

  • Camillus had vowed to give to Apollo the tenth part of the spoils of Veii.

  • Veii, an ancient city of Etruria, and in early times a formidable rival of Rome, from which it was only 12 m. distant.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • Most of the citizens were at Veii, where they had found or built new homes.

  • It was no wonder that the poor plebeians lost heart and would have chosen to go back to the clear streets and cleaner air of Veii.

    Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 1 Francis Marion Crawford
  • The objects were mostly found at Cervetri, Tarquinii, and Veii.

    Rambles in Rome S. Russell Forbes
  • First Anxur was lost, the garrison being surprised by the Volscians, and afterwards there followed great reverses at Veii.

    Stories From Livy Alfred Church
  • It did not—indeed it could not, for I have never been near Veii.

British Dictionary definitions for Veii


an ancient Etruscan city, northwest of Rome: destroyed by the Romans in 396 bc
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