vestal

[ ves-tl ]
/ ˈvɛs tl /

adjective

of or relating to the goddess Vesta.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a vestal virgin; chaste; pure.

noun

a chaste unmarried woman; virgin.
a nun.

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Origin of vestal

1400–50; late Middle English (adj.) <Latin vestālis.See Vesta, -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for vestal

vestal
/ (ˈvɛstəl) /

adjective

chaste or pure; virginal
of or relating to the Roman goddess Vesta

noun

a chaste woman; virgin
a rare word for nun 1 (def. 1)
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