Matthew

noun

Mat·​thew ˈma-(ˌ)thyü How to pronounce Matthew (audio)
 also  -(ˌ)thü
1
: an apostle traditionally identified as the author of the first Gospel in the New Testament
2
: the first Gospel in the New Testament see Bible Table

Word History

Etymology

French Mathieu, from Late Latin Matthaeus, from Greek Matthaios, from Hebrew Mattithyāh

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Matthew was in the 13th century

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“Matthew.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Matthew. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

Matthew

noun
Mat·​thew ˈmath-yü How to pronounce Matthew (audio)
: the first Gospel in the New Testament see bible
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