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matutinal

[muh-toot-n-l, -tyoot-] /məˈtut n l, -ˈtyut-/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or occurring in the morning; early in the day.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Late Latin mātūtinālis of, belonging to the morning, early, equivalent to Latin mātūtīn(us) of the morning (Mātūt(a) goddess of dawn + -īnus -ine1) + -ālis -al1
Related forms
matutinally, adverb
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Examples for matutinal
  • On the contrary, she took it for an accident, due to the presumed matutinal habits of the people.
British Dictionary definitions for matutinal

matutinal

/ˌmætjʊˈtaɪnəl/
adjective
1.
of, occurring in, or during the morning
Derived Forms
matutinally, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin mātūtīnālis, from Latin mātūtīnus, from Mātūta goddess of the dawn
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Word Origin and History for matutinal
matutinal
1650s, from L. matutinalis, from matutinus, from Matuta, Roman goddess of dawn, related to maturus early (see mature).
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