Venereal Terms: Names of Groups

(terms of Venery or group names from traditional terms of the hunt and some more modern creations that attempt to describe group characteristics of animals, humans, and groupings)

Venereal Terms (or traditional terminology) in these lists, or sections, are indicated with italics and "modern creations" are presented with normal text.

A baptism of fire (in war as with gunfire, etc.).
A sprinkle of fireflies.
1. A school of fish ("school" is a corruption of shoal [Old English sceald, meaning "shallow"] -Lipton).
2. A shoal of fish.
3. A run of fish.
4. A catch of fish.
A clove of garlic.
An odium or disgrace of politicians.

For a better understanding of where Venereal Terms came from and the reasons for their existence in the first place, go to this Group Names: Introduction to Venereal and Other Group Terms unit.

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