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venery1

[ven-uh-ree] /ˈvɛn ə ri/
noun, Archaic.
1.
the gratification of sexual desire.
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; < Latin vener- (stem of venus; see Venus) + -y3; compare Latin venera amours

venery2

[ven-uh-ree] /ˈvɛn ə ri/
noun, Archaic.
1.
the practice or sport of hunting; the chase.
Origin
1275-1325; Middle English venerie hunting < Middle French, equivalent to ven(er) to hunt ≪ Latin vēnārī + -erie -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for venery

venery1

/ˈvɛnərɪ; ˈviː-/
noun
1.
(archaic) the pursuit of sexual gratification
Word Origin
C15: from Medieval Latin veneria, from Latin venus love, Venus1

venery2

/ˈvɛnərɪ; ˈviː-/
noun
1.
the art, sport, lore, or practice of hunting, esp with hounds; the chase
Word Origin
C14: from Old French venerie, from vener to hunt, from Latin vēnārī
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Word Origin and History for venery
n.

"pursuit of sexual pleasure," late 15c., from Medieval Latin veneria "sexual intercourse," from Latin venus (genitive veneris) "sexual love, sexual desire" (see Venus). In earlier use it may have been felt as a play on now obsolete homonym venery "practice or sport of hunting, the chase" (early 14c.), from Old French venerie, from Latin venari "to hunt" (see venison).

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