Matthew

noun
Mat·​thew | \ˈma-(ˌ)thyü also -(ˌ)thü \

Definition of Matthew 

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

First Known Use of Matthew

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Matthew

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

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