Definitions

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  • adj. Devoted to the offices of Venus, or love; venereal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Devoted to the offices of Venus, or love; venereal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Inclined to the service of Venus, or to sexual desire and intercourse.
  • Amorous; wanton.

Etymologies

Compare French vénérien. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Only have a special care, and take good heed thou solder well together the joints of the double-backed and two-bellied beast, and fortify thy nerves so strongly, that there be no discontinuance in the knocks of the venerean thwacking, else thou art lost, poor soul.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • To this purpose Hippocrates also writeth in his book, De Aere, Aqua et Locis, that in his time there were people in Scythia as impotent as eunuchs in the discharge of a venerean exploit, because that without any cessation, pause, or respite they were never from off horseback, or otherwise assiduously employed in some troublesome and molesting drudgery.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Aere, Aqua et Locis_: -- That in his time there were people in Scythia as impotent as eunuchs in the discharge of a venerean exploit; because that, without any cessation, pause or respite, they were never from off horseback, or otherwise, assiduously employed in some troublesome and molesting drudgery.

    Aphrodisiacs and Anti-aphrodisiacs: Three Essays on the Powers of Reproduction

  • a special care, and take good heed thou solder well together the joints of the double-backed and two-bellied beast, and fortify thy nerves so strongly, that there be no discontinuance in the knocks of the venerean thwacking, else thou art lost, poor soul.

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 3

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