Hestia

noun
Hes·​tia | \ ˈhe-stē-ə How to pronounce Hestia (audio) ; ˈhes-chə, ˈhesh- \

Definition of Hestia

: the Greek goddess of the hearth and chief goddess of domestic activity — compare vesta

First Known Use of Hestia

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hestia

Greek

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“Hestia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hestia. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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