mat·​ins | \ ˈma-tᵊnz How to pronounce matins (audio) \

Definition of matins

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

First Known Use of matins

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for matins

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

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“Matins.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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