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Matins definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MAT'INS, n. Morning worship or service; morning prayers or songs.
The vigils are celebrated before them, and the nocturne and matins, for the saints whose the relics are.
The winged choristers began
To chirp their matins.
1. Time of morning service; the first canonical hour in the Romish church.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the first canonical hour; at daybreak [syn: matins, morning prayer]

Merriam Webster's

noun plural but singular or plural in construction Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Middle English matines, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin matutinae, from Latin, feminine plural of matutinus Date: 14th century 1. the night office forming with lauds the first of the canonical hours 2. Morning Prayer

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (also mattins) (as sing or pl.) 1 a a service of morning prayer in the Church of England. b the office of one of the canonical hours of prayer, properly a night office, but also recited with lauds at daybreak or on the previous evening. 2 (also matin) poet. the morning song of birds. Etymology: ME f. OF matines f. eccl.L matutinas, accus. fem. pl. adj. f. L matutinus of the morning f. Matuta dawn-goddess

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. pl. Morning prayers, morning service.

Moby Thesaurus

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