[hes-tee-uh] /ˈhɛs ti ə/

the ancient Greek goddess of the hearth.
(Greek myth) the goddess of the hearth Roman counterpart Vesta

goddess of the hearth, from Greek hestia “hearth, house, home, family” (see vestal).


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