Pronounced: MAM-uh-thrept, noun

Notes: This sounds like word Rex Stout uses in the Nero Wolfe novels, but if it is, I have no recollection of reading it.

Yesterday’s word

The word matutinal means “of, or occurring in, the morning, or of the early day”.

First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1600s

Background / Comments

This word came from the late Latin word mātūtinālis (of the morning; early), which came from the Latin word mātūtīnus (of the morning). This word in turn came from Mātūta (goddess of dawn).

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Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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