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venator

Line breaks: ve|na¦tor
Pronunciation: /vɪˈneɪtə
 
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Definition of venator in English:

noun

archaic
A hunter.
Example sentences
  • I am grieved when I find a venator, of your experience and observation, following the current of vulgar error.
  • The trained and armed venators were more than a match for the beasts.
  • Its back bears a relief showing a venator fighting a powerful wild boar.

Origin

mid 17th century: Latin, from venari 'to hunt'.

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