Definitions for vestal virgin
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(in ancient Rome) any of the women, pledged to remain virgins, who tended the sacred fire in Vesta's sanctuary.
Origin of vestal virgin:
(Roman mythology) one of the virgin priestesses consecrated to the Roman goddess Vesta and to maintaining the sacred fire in her temple
a virgin dedicated to the service of the goddess Vesta
a chaste woman
Origin: Latin; virgines Vestales referred to the priestesses in charge of the sacred fire in the temple of Vesta in Rome
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