vener-, venari- +

(Latin: love, loveliness, beauty, attractiveness, charm; by extension, "reverence; to worship, to venerate")

venerable, venerbleness, venerability
1. Commanding respect by virtue of age, dignity, character, or position; worthy of veneration or reverence, as because of high office or noble character: a venerable member of Congress.
2. Worthy of reverence, especially by religious or historical association: venerable relics.
3. With reference to places, buildings, etc.; hallowed by religious, historic, or other lofty associations: the venerable halls of the abbey.
4. Venerable; abbreviated, Ven. or V.; Roman Catholic Church. Used as a form of address for a person who has reached the first stage of canonization.
5. Used as a form of address for an archdeacon in the Anglican Church or the Episcopal Church.
6. Impressive or interesting because of age, antique appearance, etc.: a venerable oak tree.
7. Extremely old or obsolete; ancient; such as, a venerable house.
venerate
1. To regard or treat with reverence and devotion; to revere; to regard with respect.
2. To revere suggests awe coupled with profound honor.
3. Etymology: from Latin veneratus, venerari, "to reverence, worship, venerate", from venus, veneris, "love, sexual desire, loveliness, attractiveness, beauty, charm"; whence Venus, Veneris, "the goddess of love".
veneration
1. Feelings of deep respect or awe.
2. The expression of profound respect or reverence for someone or something.
3. A condition of being respected or revered.
venereal
1. A description of an infection or disease that is caught or transmitted through sexual intercourse.
2. Etymology: from Latin venereus, from Latin Venus, in ancient Roman mythology, the goddess of beauty and love; especially, sensual love, from venus, "love, sexual desire, loveliness, beauty, charm".

The following terms come from Latin, venereus, pertaining or referring to "love or sexual desire"; from venus, veveris, "Venus", name of the Roman goddess of love.

  • Transmitted by sexual intercourse.
  • Of or relating to a sexually transmitted disease.
  • Of or relating to sexual intercourse.
  • Of or relating to the genitals.
venerealization
1. The act of venerating or reverence, which is profound respect combined with awe, evoked by the high character or wisdom of a person.
2. The act of worshiping, to worship.
venerealize
1. Looking upon or regarding with respect and adoring, honoring, or revering someone or something.
2 To hold in exalted honor without fear.
venereologist
1. Someone who is concerned with the study and treatment of venereal disease.
2. A person who studies diseases or who is a specialist the diagnosis and treatment of such illnesses that are communicated by sexual intercourse.
venereology
The study of, medical science of, and treatment of venereal diseases.
venereophobia
A fear of venereal diseases propagated directly, or indirectly, by sexual intercourse; such as, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chancroid (a sexually transmitted disease that produces a painful ragged ulcer at the site of the infection).

In syphilis, the first symptom of chancroid might be the appearance of a sore, but in this case the sore is soft, as opposed to the hard chancre of syphilis.

Three to five days after exposure, one or more small soft sores appear on or near the external genitalia; then they soon develop into ulcers with irregular edges, and the surrounding areas become red and swollen.

Often the infection spreads to the lymph nodes of the groin, causing swelling and tenderness.

venery
1. The pursuit of or indulgence in sexual pleasure.
2. From Medieval Latin veneria, from Latin venus, vener-, "desire, love".
3. The term venery, is also considered to be an archaic term from Middle English venerie from Old French venerie; which came from Latin venari, "to hunt, to pursue".

Remember that this word is not the same as the venery terms indicated in numbers one and two above.

Go to the following link for more information about the "hunting" venery.

venial sin
1. A pardonable offense, or an unpremeditated one as opposed to a mortal or a deadly sin.
2. In the Roman Catholic Church, an offense that is judged to be minor or committed without deliberate intent and so it does not estrange the soul from the grace of God.
3. A transgression against the law of God that does not deprive the soul of divine grace either because it is a minor offense or because it was committed without full understanding of its seriousness or without full consent of the will.
4. Etymology: from Old French venial, which came from Latin venialis, "pardonable; graciouis, kind", from venia, "forgiveness, indulgence, pardon".

Related to venus, veneris, "love, desire" or venerari, "to reverence, to worship".

venial, veniality, venialness
1. That which may be pardoned or overlooked; excusable.
2. Etymology: from Old French venial, which came from Latin venialis, "pardonable", from venia, "forgiveness, indulgence, pardon".

Related to venus, "sexual love, desire".

venison (s) (noun)
1. Deer flesh used for food.
2. The flesh of any edible game.
3. Etymology: from French venaison which came from Latin venatio, venationis, "hunting", from venatus, venari, "hunt, to hunt".
Venus
1. In Roman Mythology, the goddess of love and beauty.
2. An ancient Italian goddess of gardens and spring, identified by the Romans with the Greek Aphrodite as the goddess of love and beauty.
3. An exceptionally beautiful woman.
4. In archaeology, a statuette of a female figure, usually carved of ivory and typically having exaggerated breasts, belly, or buttocks; often found in Upper Paleolithic cultures from Siberia to France.
5. The second planet from the sun, having an average radius of 6,052 kilometers (3,761 miles), a mass 0.815 times that of Earth, and a sidereal period of revolution about the sun of 224.7 days at a mean distance of approximately 108.2 million kilometers (67.2 million miles).

Related "love, fondness" units: agape-; amat-; philo-; venus.


Here is an attempt to clarify the different "hunt, hunting" and the "love, fondness" terms: venat-, "hunt, hunting"; Names for Groups or "Venery names"; Introduction to Venereal and Other Group Terms or "Venery names"; Venereal Terms or "names for a variety of groups".