matins

play
noun plural but singular or plural in construction, often capitalized mat·ins \ˈma-tənz\

Definition of matins

  1. 1 :  the night office forming with lauds the first of the canonical hours

  2. 2 :  morning prayer

Origin and Etymology of matins

Middle English matines, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin matutinae, from Latin, feminine plural of matutinus


First Known Use: 14th century


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up matins? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

skillful, artistic, or intricate

Get Word of the Day daily email!