Definition of Matins

1. Noun. The first canonical hour; at daybreak.

Exact synonyms: Morning Prayer
Generic synonyms: Canonical Hour



Definition of Matins

1. Noun. together with lauds, the earliest of the canonical hours; normally at sunrise, but often earlier ¹

2. Noun. morning prayers ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Matins

1. matin [n] - See also: matin

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Matins

matilija poppy
matily
matin
matinal
matinee
matinee idol
matinees
matiness
matinesses
mating
mating isolate
mating season
mating seasons
mating type gene
matings
matins (current term)
matinée idol
matinée idols
matjes
matjes herring
matl
matless
matlike
matlo
matlockite
matlos
matlow
matlows
matman
matnakash

Literary usage of Matins

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1. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Being a Continuation of the by Samuel Cheetham (1880)
"15-21 matins .. Mark TÍ. 35-44 Liturgy .. Luke Ix. 121J Gospel lessons for the seventh ... 1-30 Feast of the Glorious Resurrection - matins .. Mark xri. ..."

2. History of the Church of England: From the Abolition of the Roman Jurisdiction by Richard Watson Dixon (1885)
"By looking at the Offices of matins and Evensong for the First Sunday ... That Edward's First Book chiefly followed matins and Prime in the morning: and in ..."

3. Principles of English Etymology by Walter William Skeat (1892)
"Such doubling was less necessary when the vowel was not e ; so that the old forms manage, matins 1, bigot, metal*, colour, busy, canon, are still in use. ..."

4. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"... But the yeoman must start when the bugles THE monk must arise when the matins ring, . 'T is time, my hearts, ' t is time. There 's bucks and raes on ..."

5. The Christian Examiner (1844)
"Perhaps there might be some improvement in The Present in definiteness of statement, and clearness of expression. H. matins and Vespers ; with Hymns and ..."

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