Definitions for vestaˈvɛs tə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the Roman goddess of the hearth: identified with the Greek goddess Hestia.
(l.c.) Brit. a short friction match.
(Roman mythology) goddess of the hearth and its fire whose flame was tended by vestal virgins; counterpart of Greek Hestia
the brightest asteroid but the fourth to be discovered
The Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Hestia.
in occasional use.
The fourth asteroid discovered.
a short match, made of wood or wax
Origin: From the vestale, (to dwell, stay, similar in idea to the Greek hestia.) Vesta itself came to mean chaste, pure, or virgin, based from this goddess.
one of the great divinities of the ancient Romans, identical with the Greek Hestia. She was a virgin, and the goddess of the hearth; hence, also, of the fire on it, and the family round it
an asteroid, or minor planet, discovered by Olbers in 1807
a wax friction match
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the Roman goddess of the hearth, identified with the Greek Hestia; was the guardian of domestic life and had a shrine in every household; had a temple in Rome in which a heaven-kindled fire was kept constantly burning and guarded by first four then six virgins called Vestals, whose persons were held sacred as well as their office, since any laxity in its discharge might be disastrous to the city.
Translations for vesta
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a short coat
He wore brown trousers and a blue jacket.
- baadjie, py, jakkie, jekker(t), mantelAfrikaans
- casacoPortuguese (BR)
- die JackeGerman
- کت؛ نیم تنهFarsi
- giacca, giacchettaItalian
- کت؛ نیم تنهPersian
- كرتۍ، جاكټ، دژووپوست، دپټاټوپوستكى: دكتاب پوښPashto
- jacka, kavaj, blazerSwedish
- 短外套Chinese (Trad.)
- жакет; курткаUkrainian
- ایک چھوٹا آستینوں والا کوٹUrdu
- áo vétVietnamese
- 短上衣，夹克Chinese (Simp.)
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