Vesta

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Vesta astronomical symbol
Vesta astronomical symbol (alternate)
Vesta astronomical symbol (2nd alternate)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Vesta, related to Ancient Greek ἑστία (hestía, to dwell) and Ἑστία (Hestía, Hestia), all from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wes-; see also Old High German and Old English wesan (to be), Gothic wisan (wisan), Sanskrit वसति (vasati, abide dwell).

Vesta itself came to mean chaste, pure, or virgin, based from this goddess.

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Vesta

  1. (Roman mythology) The virgin goddess of the hearth, fire, and the household, and therefore a deity of domestic life. The Roman counterpart of Hestia.
  2. A female given name in occasional use.
  3. (astronomy) Short for 4 Vesta, the fourth asteroid discovered.

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Vesta

  1. (Roman mythology) Vesta
  2. (astronomy) Vesta

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Vesta f

  1. (Roman mythology) Vesta (Roman goddess)

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʋêsta/
  • Homophones: vȅsta
  • Hyphenation: Ves‧ta

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Vȅsta f (Cyrillic spelling Ве̏ста)

  1. (Roman mythology) Vesta (Roman goddess)

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