vestal
Pronunciation
  • enPR: vĕs'təl, IPA: /ˈvɛs.t(ə)l/
Adjective

vestal (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to Vesta, the virgin goddess of the hearth.
  2. Pure; chaste.
    • 1820, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Oedipus Tyrannus; Or, Swellfoot The Tyrant: A Tragedy in Two Acts:
      Does money fail?—come to my mint—coin paper,
      Till gold be at a discount, and ashamed
      To show his bilious face, go purge himself,
      In emulation of her vestal whiteness.
Translations
  • Russian: посвящённый
  • Spanish: vestal
Translations
  • Russian: чи́стый
  • Spanish: vestal
Noun

vestal (plural vestals)

  1. A virgin consecrated to Vesta, and to the service of watching the sacred fire, which was to be perpetually kept burning upon her altar; a vestal virgin.
  2. A female virgin; a woman who has never had sexual relations.
  3. A nun.
Translations
  • Russian: де́вственница
  • Spanish: vestal
Translations
  • Russian: мона́хиня

Vestal
Adjective

vestal (not comparable)

  1. (mythology) Alternative form of vestal Pertaining to the goddess Vesta
  2. (astronomy) Synonym of Vestan#English|Vestan Pertaining to the asteroid Vesta



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