venete

Veneti

[ven-i-tahy]
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] .


Origin:
< Latin

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Veneti (vɛˈnɛtɪ, -taɪ)
 
n
(functioning as plural) an ancient people who established themselves at the head of the Adriatic around 950 bc, later becoming Roman subjects

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