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

Examples of Matthean in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These magi, who claimed explicit descent from the Matthean ones, operated for several hundred years on the border between what had long been superstition and what would become science. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 24 Dec. 2023

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Word History


Late Latin Matthaeus

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Matthean was in 1897

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“Matthean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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