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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. WEHS-ta(Latin)
VEHS-tə(English)

Meaning & History

Probably a Roman cognate of HESTIA. Vesta was the Roman goddess of the hearth. A continuous fire, tended by the Vestal Virgins, was burned in the Temple of Vesta in Rome.