Terms of Venery
In linguistics, a collective noun is a collection of things taken as a whole. For example, in the phrase "a pride of lions", pride is a collective noun.
Most collective nouns encountered in everyday speech, such as "group", are mundane and are not specific to one kind of constituent object. For example, the terms "group of people", "group of dogs", and "group of ideas" are all correct uses. Others, especially words belonging to the large subset of collective nouns known as terms of venery (words for groups of animals), are specific to one kind of constituent object. For example, "pride" as a term of venery refers to lions, but not to dogs or cows.
Collective nouns should not be confused with mass nouns, or with the collective grammatical number.

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Collective noun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Animal Terms - English Club
Animal terms for plural, male, female, young and groups for ...
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Venereal Terms: Names of Groups + - Word Information
Terms of Venery or group names from traditional terms of the ...
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Terms of Venery - The Free Dictionary
A noun that denotes a collection of persons or things regarded as a unit. Usage Note: In American usage, a collective noun takes a singular verb when it refers to  ...
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Terms of venery « Animal Department - What We're Blogging
Jun 15, 2011 ... There are different definitions for this word, but in the form of this blog post, Terms of Venery are collective nouns that describe groups that ...
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Animal World - Venery Terms from Wikipedia - MiscelPage
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Gaggles, murders, and other terms of venery - Pinterest
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The virtual linguist: Terms of venery
Nov 15, 2009 ... Terms of Venery are what are usually called collective nouns: a pride of lions, a pack of wolves, a herd of cows etc. The now archaic word ...
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Terms of Venery and the Top 10 Collective Animal Nouns | A ...
Nov 29, 2012 ... There are, according to the handy grammar guide on my desk, four types of nouns in the English language: proper, common, abstract, and ...
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Terms of venery [rec.humor.funny]
Five English gentlemen and one American computer programmer are walking along the Thames, discussing Terms of Venery. (Terms of Venery are names for ...
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[PDF]Terms of Venery: Ars Amatoria I - Jstor
Transactions of the American Philological Association 126 (1996) 221-263. Terms of Venery: Ars Amatoria 1*. C. M. C. Green. University of Iowa. I. STRANGER: ...
List of collective nouns in English - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
... is based on a tradition of venery (words for groups of animals) which arose in the Late Middle Ages. ... Standard terms for particular groups are listed first in each group and shown in bold. ...... Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
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Venery - Merriam-Webster Online
Definition of venery from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary with audio pronunciations, ... Eric Barnhart · University of Central Florida ... then you needn't be informal at all because bevy is the correct term of venery for this gallinaceous  ...
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May 3, 2012 ... If you're not sure what a term of venery is, look at the title of the book. ... As I will be going to the University graduation ceremony in my regalia ...
Terms of Venery: Ars Amatoria I" - MyWeb - English
Terms of Venery: Ars Amatoria I" - MyWeb. ... ars amatoria book - Assets - Cambridge - Cambridge University Press. ars amatoria book - Assets - Cambridge ...
Collective noun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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An exaltation of larks: the ultimate edition
An exaltation of larks: the ultimate edition
James Lipton, 1993
This classic collection of collective nouns includes more than 1,100 equally pithy, and often poetic, terms - some resurrected from the Books of Venery that were the constant study of fifteenth-century gentlemen; some ("a blur of ...
Robertson's Words for a Modern Age: A Cross Reference of ...
Robertson's Words for a Modern Age: A Cross Reference of ...
John G. Robertson, 1991
There are many group names from traditional terms of the hunt and some current creations which attempt to describe group characteristics. Such historical nomenclature or terminology, called Venereal terms or Terms of Venery, were said ...
A Compendium of Collective Nouns: From an Armory of ...
A Compendium of Collective Nouns: From an Armory of ...
Woop Studios, Jay Sacher, 2013
Our book is by no means a faithful record of the old Terms of Venery. It was only in later eras that these phrases ended up mis— appropriated and bound stodgily into dic— tionaries. We approach them as they were originally presented: a ...
The Painted Word: A Treasure Chest of Remarkable Words and Their Origins
The Painted Word: A Treasure Chest of Remarkable Words and Their Origins
Phil Cousineau, 2012
To untangle the knot of interlocking meanings of these painted words, logophile and mythologist Phil Cousineau begins each fascinating word entry with his own brief definition. He then fills it in with a tint of etymology and a smattering of quotes that show how the word is used, ending with a list of companion words. The words themselves range fro...
Perle and Williams on Publishing Law
Perle and Williams on Publishing Law
E. Gabriel Perle, Mark A. Fischer, John Taylor Williams, 1999
Nature Co., 108 a fascinating case, both indicates the luctance of the courts to allow rip-offs and stakes out the guidelines for tiat is required for protection of a compilation of facts. The plaintiff had 'mpiled a work made up of "Terms of Venery"  ...
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Terms of Venery and the Top 10 Collective Animal Nouns | A Canadian Naturalist
There are, according to the handy grammar guide on my desk, four types of nouns in the English language: proper, common, abstract, and collective. Surely you all learned about them in grade school, and then promptly forgot. Proper nouns are the names of specific people, places, and things: Charles Darwin, November, Thursday, Canada. Common nouns…
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Gay venery | Arnold Zwicky's Blog
Over in the lgbt precinct on Facebook, Michael Thomas asked: why is there no such thing as a hive of homosexuals? More generally, what's the term of venery for queerfolk? A term of venery, or venereal term, is a group-specific collective noun (like pride in a pride of lions). The early Terms of Venery were…
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Terms of Venery - Passion Task Commonplace Book
Terms of Venery Army of caterpillars Barrel of monkeys Band of horses Barren of mules Bevy of roebucks Brood of hens Building of rooks Business of ferrets Cast of hawks Charm of goldfinches Chattering
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Terms of Venery | Our Mechanical Brain
Have you ever seen one of those lists of odd terms for groups of animals, like a "crash of rhinos," a "siege of herons" or a "business of ferrets"? And did you perhaps think "What utter bullshit. Most of these were probably made up on the spot by whatever smartass wrote this list, and are…
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It was a lazy rainy Sunday morning. Jesse came in early after a night out and was so deeply sleeping that I drew him twice before he moved.
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Terms of venery « Animal Department
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The virtual linguist: Terms of venery
Terms of Venery are what are usually called collective nouns: a pride of lions, a pack of wolves, a herd of cows etc. The now archaic word venery once referred to animals that were hunted and also to the hunt...
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A Commonplace Book: Terms of Venery
The old Knight shook his white head doubtfully. "There is so much to be learned that there is no one who can be said to know all," said he.
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Thoughts from New Albany: Collective Nouns ("Terms of Venery")
My friend Kaity Tong's blog (Are YOU Smarter Than a Sixth Grader?) got me to look deeper into collective nouns. We all know that we refer to a group of fish as a "school" and a group of elephants as a "herd.
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Terms of Venery | Excuse Me, I'm Writing
The joy of collective nouns
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