from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An extinct Indo-European language known from short inscriptions in Veneto dating from the sixth to the first centuries B.C. and possibly belonging to the Italic branch.
  • adj. Of or relating to Venetic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of or pertaining to the Veneti people, their language or culture
  • proper n. An extinct Indo-European language that was spoken in ancient times by the Veneti tribe in the North-Italian Veneto and modern Slovenia, between the Po River delta and the southern fringe of the Alps. It should not be confused with Venetian, a Romance language presently spoken in the same region.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the Veneti, or to the Venetians.


From Latin Veneticus. (Wiktionary)


  • Apart from the more recently discovered branches, there are also a number of weakly attested languages, including Venetic, Messapic, Illyrian, Thracian, and Phrygian.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Taking this for granted, it interests me that the first languages to greet Etrusco-Rhaetic would have to be Venetic, North Picene, and Umbrian.

    Etruscan entry into Italy

  • For example, we could take Etruscan ais 'god' to be a very early Italic loanword, perhaps from Umbrian, yet there is also Venetic aisu- 'god' to ponder on.

    Etruscan entry into Italy

  • This theory would then presuppose something like Venetic *kaubitos 'head'.

    Pondering on the phrase 'capite velato'

  • In the latter case, there's an attested potential intermediary in Venetic ahsu sometimes transliterated aisu because of the similarity between "h" and "i" in Venetic script in inscriptions Gt 1 and Gt 2.

    Pondering on the phrase 'capite velato'

  • However this Venetic verb is tempting to link to the Etruscan look-alike, isn't it?

    Archive 2010-07-01

  • The Venetic verb is often cited by Indo-Europeanists as an example of a mediopassive relic in -r- with connections to Italic and Anatolian branches.

    Archive 2010-07-01

  • Paleoglot: Etruscan tular and a Venetic look-alike skip to main

    Etruscan tular and a Venetic look-alike

  • Lately, being more focused on the obscure, ancient Northern Italian languages previously mentioned, I've noticed a Venetic verb variously spelled toler, tolar or tuler, and translated as a 3ps form of 'to bring'.

    Etruscan tular and a Venetic look-alike

  • Some also consider Venetic merely a part of the Italic branch making the topic a little confusing.

    Etruscan tular and a Venetic look-alike


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