Matthew

noun
Mat·​thew | \ ˈma-(ˌ)thyü How to pronounce Matthew (audio) 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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“Matthew.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Matthew. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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