这个单词与罗马神话中的爱与美之神Venus维纳斯同根，表渴望、欲望等，与日耳曼词源的win同源。狩猎想要得到venison野味，纵欲想要有女人。狩猎可能受伤或死亡，猎艳可能会得venereal disease性病。venereal [vəˈnɪəriəl] adj.性病的；性交的；由性交传染的。
- venery (n.1)
- "pursuit of sexual pleasure," mid-15c., from Medieval Latin veneria "sexual intercourse," from Latin venus (genitive veneris) "sexual love, sexual desire" (see Venus). In earlier use it may have been felt as a play on now obsolete homonym venery (n.2) "practice or sport of hunting, the chase." Related: Venereous.
- venery (n.2)
- "hunting, the sports of the chase," early 14c., from Old French venerie, from Medieval Latin venaria "beasts of the chase, game," from Latin venari "to hunt, pursue" (see venison).