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Meaning of MATIN

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \M[^a]`tin"\, n. [F. m[^a]tin.] (Zo["o]l.)
    A French mastiff.
    
    
  2. \Mat"in\, n. [F. fr. L. matutinum the morning, matutinus
    of the morning, Matuta the goddess of the morning. See
    {Matutinal}.]
    1. Morning. [Obs.] --Shak.
    
    2. pl. [F. matines. See Etymol. above.] Morning worship or
       service; morning prayers or songs.
    
             The winged choristers began To chirp their matins.
                                                   --Cleveland.
    
    3. Time of morning service; the first canonical hour in the
       Roman Catholic Church.
    
    
  3. \Mat"in\, a.
    Of or pertaining to the morning, or to matins; used in the
    morning; matutinal.
    
    
 

 

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