2. Etymology: from venery, "practice or sport of hunting, the chase" from early 14th century; from Old French venerie, which came from Latin venari, "to hunt".
There are many group names from traditional terms of the hunt and some current creations that attempt to describe group characteristics.
Such historical nomenclature, or terminology, called Venereal Terms [listed at this page] or Terms of Venery, were said to refer to a gathering of "group names" or collective nouns from the hunt and social functions.
For more information about this segment, see Historical background for terms of Venery.
Venereal terms, or the language of the chase (hunt), were in general use as well-established hunting terms. The names were considered to be the proper terms for groups of beasts, fish, fowls, insects, or whatever was designated and they were "codified in the fifteenth century".
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".
Chancroid is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacteria haemophilus ducreyi. It causes multiple painful ulcers on the penis and the vulva often associated with tender and enlarged inguinal (groin) lymph nodes.
It is virtually pathognomonic of late syphilis; that is, decisively characteristic of a disease or indicating a disease with certainty.