One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
huntsman, huntswoman, stalker, trapper, woodsmanView synonyms
- ‘I am grieved when I find a venator, of your experience and observation, following the current of vulgar error.’
- ‘Its back bears a relief showing a venator fighting a powerful wild boar.’
- ‘In the woods a place is found for any who feel disposed to play the venator.’
- ‘The venator fired his tenth and final arrow.’
- ‘The trained and armed venators were more than a match for the beasts.’
Mid 17th century: Latin, from venari ‘to hunt’.
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