Translation of Vestal Virgin in Spanish:

Vestal Virgin

vestal, n.

(vestal virgin)

Pronunciation /ˈvɛstl ˈvərdʒən/


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    vestal feminine
    • The punishment for lost chastity of a Vestal Virgin was live burial, because that was considered the best way to kill them without spilling their blood.
    • The purity of women represents and safeguards the purity of the state; thus the consecrated virginity of the Vestal Virgins upheld the integrity of ancient Rome.
    • I have paid my devotions today both to the successor to St Peter and to the Vestal Virgins, who have no one left to remember them.
    • We lived facing the temple of the Vestal Virgins across the Tiber.
    • It was the punishment stipulated for Vestal Virgins found guilty of sexual misconduct.