Matins



[mat-n] /ˈmæt n/

noun
1.
(often initial capital letter) matins, Also, especially British, mattins. (usually used with a singular verb) Ecclesiastical.

2.
Archaic. .
adjective
3.
Also, matinal. pertaining to the morning or to matins.
/ˈmætɪnz/
noun (functioning as singular or pl)
1.

2.
(literary) a morning song, esp of birds
/ˈmætɪn/
adjective
1.
of or relating to matins
n.

canonical hour, mid-13c., from Old French matines (12c.), from Late Latin matutinas (nominative matutinæ) “morning prayers,” originally matutinas vigilias “morning watches,” from Latin matutinus “of or in the morning,” associated with Matuta, Roman dawn goddess (see manana). The Old English word was uht-sang, from uhte “daybreak.”
n.

see matins.

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