Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Anglo-Norman venim, from Vulgar Latin *venīmen, from Latin venēnum, from Proto-Italic *weneznom.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɛnəm/, /ˈvɛnim/

NounEdit

venym (plural venymes)

  1. A toxin, poison or venom that originates from an animal.
  2. Any poison; a substance designed to be noxious or harmful or used in that manner.
  3. (medicine) An infection or disease; a malignant presence in the body.
  4. (figuratively) Sinful, harmful, or evil acts or speech; maliciousness.
  5. An erosion or wearing away at.
  6. (rare) A potion or liquid used for dyeing.
Related termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • English: venom
ReferencesEdit

AdjectiveEdit

venym (superlative venymest)

  1. Intrinsically toxic, noxious or poisonous (referring to an animal)
  2. (rare) Poisonous or toxic for any reason.
  3. (rare) Infected, malignant, tumourous.
  4. (rare) killing, fatal.
DescendantsEdit
  • English: venom (obsolete as an adjective)
ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

venym

  1. Alternative form of venymen