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mat·ins

 (măt′nz)
n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
1.
a. Ecclesiastical The office that formerly constituted together with lauds the first of the seven canonical hours.
b. The time of day appointed for this service, traditionally midnight or 2 am but often sunrise.
2. often Matins See Morning Prayer.

[Middle English matines, from Old French, from Medieval Latin (vigiliae) mātūtīnae, morning (vigils), feminine pl. of Latin mātūtīnus, of the morning, from Mātūta, goddess of dawn; see mā- in Indo-European roots.]

matins

(ˈmætɪnz) or

mattins

n (functioning as singular or plural)
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms)
a. chiefly RC Church the first of the seven canonical hours of prayer, originally observed at night but now often recited with lauds at daybreak
b. the service of morning prayer in the Church of England
2. literary a morning song, esp of birds
[C13: from Old French, ultimately from Latin mātūtīnus of the morning, from Mātūta goddess of dawn]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.matins - the first canonical hourmatins - the first canonical hour; at daybreak
canonical hour - (Roman Catholic Church) one of seven specified times for prayer
Translations

matins

[ˈmætɪnz] NSING or NPLmaitines mpl

matins

n sing (Catholic) → Matutin f, → Morgenlob nt; (Anglican) → Morgenandacht f

matins

[ˈmætɪnz] nsg or nplmattutino
References in classic literature ?
Only the birds that darted here and there from hedges were awake, and singing their matins.
He then started up, and after repeating his matins, and adjusting his dress, he left it, and entered that of Isaac the Jew, lifting the latch as gently as he could.
By day they did nothing but ascend and descend the steps which led to the chapel; at night, in addition to complines and matins, they were further obliged to leap twenty times out of their beds and prostrate themselves on the floor of their cells.
They attend matins with me (very prettily done) at half-past six o'clock in the morning all the year round, including of course the depth of winter," said Mrs.
Despite the doctor's orders that she should not go out early in the morning, Natasha insisted on fasting and preparing for the sacrament, not as they generally prepared for it in the Rostov family by attending three services in their own house, but as Agrafena Ivanovna did, by going to church every day for a week and not once missing Vespers, Matins, or Mass.
A week in your cells, false brethren, a week of rye-bread and lentils, with double lauds and double matins, may help ye to remembrance of the laws under which ye live.
And when matins and the first mass were done, there was seen in the churchyard, against the high altar, a great stone foursquare, like unto a marble stone, and in the midst thereof was like an anvil of steel a foot on high, and therein stuck a fair sword naked by the point, and letters there were written in gold about the sword that said thus:-- 'Whoso pulleth out this sword of the stone and anvil is rightwise king born of all England.
Father," urged the maiden, pausing, as did each of the others, in her busy task, "we have prayed at matins, our daily alms have been distributed at the gate, the sick peasants have been tended,--all our morning tasks have been performed.
C'est l'entrainement qui me fait reveiller tous les matins.
Matins Press, 2015), ISBN-13: 9781137279637, 272 pages, Hardcover $20.
She was a faithful and devoted servant of God, always present in Church for the first blessing of Matins each Sunday morning.
Working with organisations including Durham Cathedral, emergency services and the judiciary, Mr Fenwick said the main event for his year in office will be the Matins of Durham, a service held in Durham Cathedral for high court judges who serve the northern area of the Northern Circuit, in July.