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Matthew

[ math-yoo ]
/ ˈmæθ yu /
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noun

one of the four Evangelists, a customs collector from Capernaum, summoned to be one of the 12 apostles: originally called Levi. Matthew 9:9–13.
the first Gospel. Abbreviation: Matt.
a male given name.

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Origin of Matthew

From Old French Mathieu, from Late Latin Matthaeus, from Greek Matthaîos, Maththaîos, from Aramaic Mattāi, shortening of Hebrew Mattityāh(ū), Mattanyāh(ū) “Gift of Yahweh”
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British Dictionary definitions for Matthew

Matthew
/ (ˈmæθjuː) /

noun New Testament

Saint Matthew or Levi a tax collector of Capernaum called by Christ to be one of the 12 apostles (Matthew 9:9–13; 10:3). Feast day: Sept 21 or Nov 16
the first Gospel, traditionally ascribed to him
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