Mâ`tin" (?), n. [F. mâtin.] Zool.

A French mastiff.

 

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Mat"in (?), n. [F. fr. L. matutinum the morning, matutinus of the morning, Matuta the goddess of the morning. See Matutinal.]

1.

Morning.

[Obs.]

Shak.

2. pl. [F. matines. See Etymol. above.]

Morning worship or service; morning prayers or songs.

The winged choristers began To chirp their matins. Cleveland.

3.

Time of morning service; the first canonical hour in the Roman Catholic Church.

 

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Mat"in, a.

Of or pertaining to the morning, or to matins; used in the morning; matutinal.

 

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