Matutinally

matutinal

[muh-toot-n-l, -tyoot-]
adjective
pertaining to or occurring in the morning; early in the day.

Origin:
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

matutinally, adverb
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matutinal (ˌmætjʊˈtaɪnəl)
 
adj
of, occurring in, or during the morning
 
[C17: from Late Latin mātūtīnālis, from Latin mātūtīnus, from Mātūta goddess of the dawn]
 
matu'tinally
 
adv

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matutinal
1650s, from L. matutinalis, from matutinus, from Matuta, Roman goddess of dawn, related to maturus early (see mature).
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