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matins

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction, often capitalized mat·ins \ˈma-tənz\

Definition of matins

  1. 1 :  the night office forming with lauds the first of the canonical hours

  2. 2 :  morning prayer



Origin of matins

Middle English matines, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin matutinae, from Latin, feminine plural of matutinus


First Known Use: 14th century


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