Meaning and Origin
What does the name Vestal mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
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- A user from Tennessee, U.S. says the name Vestal is of English origin and means "Truth seeker".
Etymology: L. Vestalis belonging to Vesta, vestal. See Vesta
- [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.
- A virgin; a woman pure and chaste; also, a nun."How happy is the blameless vestal's lot!" [Pope.]
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.
Etymology: L. Vestalissc. virgo): cf. F. vestale. See Vestal (a.)
- A chaste woman
- In a state of sexual virginity ("pure and vestal modesty")
- Of or relating to Vesta ("vestal virgin")
From Latin Vesta, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wes-. More at was.
- A virgin consecrated to Vesta, and to the service of watching the sacred fire, which was to be perpetually kept burning upon her altar; a vestal virgin.
- A female virgin; a woman who has never had sexual relations.
- A nun.
vestal was also found in the following language(s): Spanish