Vestal-virgin meaning

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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In ancient Rome, any of a small group of virgin priestesses of Vesta, who, sworn to remain chaste, tended the sacred fire in her temple.
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(literally) A virgin dedicated to the service of the goddess Vesta.
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A chaste woman.
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Origin of vestal-virgin

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

    From Wiktionary