the ancient Greek goddess of the hearth.

Compare Vesta.
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Related Words for hestia

Hestia, Vesta

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Greek myth the goddess of the hearthRoman counterpart: Vesta
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Word Origin and History for hestia


goddess of the hearth, from Greek hestia "hearth, house, home, family" (see vestal).

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