vestal virgin

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Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

vestal virgin (plural vestal virgins)

  1. (literally) a virgin dedicated to the service of the goddess Vesta
  2. a chaste woman

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