Other Word Forms of Venom
Origin of Venom
From Anglo-Norman, from Old French venim, from Vulgar Latin *venimem, from Latin venenum, from Proto-Indo-European *wenes-no- (“lust, desire"), see also Sanskrit वनति (“gain, wish, erotic lust") and Latin Venus.
Middle English venim from Old French from Vulgar Latin venīmen from Latin venēnum poison wen-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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