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