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  1. (noun, person) (Greek mythology) the goddess of the hearth and its fire in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Vesta

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Origin of the word Hestia

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

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