From Middle English venerie, borrowed from Middle French venerie, from Old French venerie (“hunting”), derived from vener, from Latin vēnor (“I hunt”).
venery (usually uncountable, plural veneries)
- 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.
- Game animals.
Borrowed from Medieval Latin veneria, from venus (“love”).
venery (countable and uncountable, plural veneries)
- The pursuit of sexual pleasure or indulgence.