From Latin vēnāticus (“of or pertaining to hunting”), from vēnātus (“hunting, the chase”), from vēnor (“hunt, chase”).
venatic (comparative more venatic, superlative most venatic)
- Of, pertaining to or involved in hunting.
1863, Cambrian Archaeological Association, Archaeologia cambrensis, 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, →ISBN, 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 ..., →ISBN, 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
of or pertaining to hunting