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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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