Matthean

adjective

Mat·​the·​an ma-ˈthē-ən How to pronounce Matthean (audio)
mə-
variants or Matthaean
: of, relating to, or characteristic of the evangelist Matthew or the gospel ascribed to him

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin Matthaeus

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Matthean was in 1897

Dictionary Entries Near Matthean

Cite this Entry

“Matthean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Matthean. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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