From Latin vēnāticus ‎(of or pertaining to hunting), from vēnātus ‎(hunting, the chase), from vēnor ‎(hunt, chase).


venatic ‎(comparative more venatic, superlative most venatic)

  1. Of, pertaining to or involved in hunting.
    • 1863, Cambrian Archaeological Association, Archaeologia cambrensis[1], page 72:
      [] consequently, Lost-withiel, as a compound name, would signify the tented encampment of the stranger, an epithet fairly applicable to the first settlers in that locality, who doubtless migrated thither over-sea, and like most venatic tribes without settled residence, dwelt in tents.
    • 2001, Mariane Conchita Ferme, The underneath of things: violence, history, and the everyday in Sierra Leone[2], ISBN 0520225430, page 16:
      This is the hunter's "venatic lore" linked to the domain of belief and making believe []
    • 2008, Alexander Del Mar, The History of Money in America: From the Earliest Times to the ...[3], ISBN 055470756X, page 37:
      Races belonging to a scarcely lower civilization than the Aztecs, certainly far more advanced than the venatic tribes of the North and East, must have occupied at some remote time and for a lengthy period, a considerable portion of the Mississippi Basin


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