vestal virgin

vestal virgin

noun
(in ancient Rome) one of four, later six, virgins consecrated to Vesta and to the tending of the sacred fire on her altar.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English

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vestal virgin
 
n
(in ancient Rome) one of the four, later six, virgin priestesses whose lives were dedicated to Vesta and to maintaining the sacred fire in her temple

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