See also: veneti and vèneti

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Etymology

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From Latin Venetī, q.v.

Proper noun

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Veneti pl (plural only)

  1. (historical) A seafaring Gallic tribe in Armorica, in the northern part of modern Brittany, during the Iron Age and under Roman rule.
  2. (historical) A Venetic-speaking tribe in northeastern Italy and Slovenia under Roman rule.

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Latin

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Etymology 1

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Of Celtic origin, from Gaulish Uenetoi (the friendly ones, the kinsmen), from Proto-Celtic *wenetos, a derivation from *wenyā (kindred).[1]

Proper noun

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Venetī m pl (genitive Venetōrum); second declension

  1. Veneti (a Celtic tribe of Armorica in antiquity)
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Second-declension noun, plural only.

Case Plural
Nominative Venetī
Genitive Venetōrum
Dative Venetīs
Accusative Venetōs
Ablative Venetīs
Vocative Venetī
Descendants
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  • English: Veneti

Etymology 2

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Of uncertain origin, although generally presumed to be a Venetic endonym. Initial scholarly agreement that the Adriatic Veneti were Illyrian was based on arguments since refuted. They worshipped Belenus and were possibly Celtic or heavily influenced by Celtic culture, despite repeatedly supporting the Romans against the Gauls. If so, the name may share the same derivation as the Armorican one above.

Numerous other theories from other substrate languages have also been offered however.[2]

Proper noun

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Venetī m pl (genitive Venetōrum); second declension

  1. Veneti (a tribe of northeastern Italy and Slovenia in antiquity)
Declension
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Second-declension noun, plural only.

Case Plural
Nominative Venetī
Genitive Venetōrum
Dative Venetīs
Accusative Venetōs
Ablative Venetīs
Vocative Venetī
Derived terms
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Descendants
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References

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  1. ^ Delamarre, Xavier (2003). Dictionnaire de la langue gauloise: Une approche linguistique du vieux-celtique continental. Erranc, p. 312-13
  2. ^ Istituto Geografico de Agostini, Nomi d'Italia, 2009, →ISBN