matin

matin

[mat-n]
noun
1.
(often initial capital letter) matins, Also, especially British, mattins. (usually used with a singular verb) Ecclesiastical.
a.
the first of the seven canonical hours.
b.
the service for it, properly beginning at midnight, but sometimes beginning at daybreak.
c.
Also called Morning Prayer. the service of public prayer, said in the morning, in the Anglican Church.
2.
Archaic. aubade.
adjective
3.
Also, matinal. pertaining to the morning or to matins.

Origin:
1200–50; Middle English matyn (plural matines) < Old French matin < Latin mātūtīnus matutinal

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matin, mattin or matinal (ˈmætɪn)
 
adj
of or relating to matins
 
[C14: see matins]
 
mattin, mattin or matinal
 
adj
 
[C14: see matins]
 
matinal, mattin or matinal
 
adj
 
[C14: see matins]

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see matins.
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