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- n. Greek Mythology The goddess of the hearth, daughter of Cronus and Rhea.
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- proper n. The virgin goddess of the hearth, fire, and the household, and therefore a deity of domestic life.
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- n. (Greek mythology) the goddess of the hearth and its fire in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Vesta
From the Greek ἑστία, meaning hearth, house, home, and family. (Wiktionary)