veneria

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VENERY

[noun]

1. the act, practice or art of hunting; the chase. [1]

2. animals that are hunted. [1]

3. the gratification of sexual desire; sexual indulgence. [2]

Etymology: [1] from Old French venerie, from vener, “to hunt”, from Latin vēnārī. [2] from Middle English venerie, from Old French, from Mediaeval Latin veneria, from Latin venus, vener-, “desire, love”.

[Cheong-ah Hwang]