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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Roman Mythology One of the priestesses who tended the sacred fire in the temple of Vesta in ancient Rome and remained celibate during their servitude.

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  • n. a virgin dedicated to the service of the goddess Vesta
  • n. a chaste woman

Etymologies

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Latin; virgines Vestales referred to the priestesses in charge of the sacred fire in the temple of Vesta in Rome

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