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Venetia

[vuh-nee-shee-uh, -shuh] /vəˈni ʃi ə, -ʃə/
noun
1.
an ancient district in NE Italy: later a Roman province bounded by the Alps, the Po River, and the Adriatic Sea.
2.
Venezia (def 1).
3.
a female given name.
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Venetia

/vɪˈniːʃə/
noun
1.
the area of ancient Italy between the lower Po valley and the Alps: later a Roman province
2.
the territorial possessions of the medieval Venetian republic that were at the head of the Adriatic and correspond to the present-day region of Veneto and a large part of Friuli-Venezia Giulia
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territory of northeastern Italy and western Slovenia between the Alps and the Po River and opening on the Adriatic Sea. Italians often use the name Veneto for the region around Venice proper (Venezia) and the name Venezia Giulia for the country to the east

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