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venery

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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English venerie, from Middle French, from venerie (hunting), from Latin vēnor (I hunt).

NounEdit

venery (plural veneries)

  1. The hunting of wild animals.
    • 1963, Thomas Pynchon, V.
      But soon enough he’d wake up the second, real time, to make again the tiresome discovery that it hadn’t really ever stopped being the same simple-minded, literal pursuit; V. ambiguously a beast of venery, chased like the hart, hind or hare, chased like an obsolete, or bizarre, or forbidden form of sexual delight.
  2. Game animals.
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Etymology 2Edit

Medieval Latin veneria, from venus (“love”).

NounEdit

venery (plural veneries)

  1. The pursuit of sexual pleasure or indulgence.