ves·​ta ˈve-stə How to pronounce vesta (audio)
capitalized : the Roman goddess of the hearth compare hestia
: a short match with a shank of wax-coated threads
also : a short wooden match

Word History


Latin Vesta

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of vesta was in the 14th century

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“Vesta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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