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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: vestal (0.01060 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to vestal.
English → English (WordNet) Definition: vestal vestal adj 1: of or relating to Vesta; “vestal virgin” 2: in a state of sexual virginity; “pure and vestal modesty”; “a spinster or virgin lady”; “men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal” [syn: pure, virgin, virginal, virtuous] n : a chaste woman
English → English (gcide) Definition: Vestal Vestal \Ves"tal\, a. [L. Vestalis belonging to Vesta, vestal. See Vesta.] Of or pertaining to Vesta, the virgin goddess of the hearth; hence, pure; chaste. [1913 Webster] Vestal \Ves"tal\, n. [L. Vestalis (sc. virgo): cf. F. vestale. See Vestal, a.] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) A virgin consecrated to Vesta, and to the service of watching the sacred fire, which was to be perpetually kept burning upon her altar. [1913 Webster] Note: The Vestals were originally four, but afterward six, in number. Their term of service lasted thirty years, the period of admission being from the sixth to the tenth year of the candidate's age. [1913 Webster] 2. A virgin; a woman pure and chaste; also, a nun. [1913 Webster] How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! --Pope. [1913 Webster]

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