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Matthews

[math-yooz]
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noun
  1. (James) Bran·der [bran-der] /ˈbræn dər/, 1852–1929, U.S. writer and educator.
  2. Sir Stanley,1915–2000, British soccer player.
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Matthew

[math-yoo]
noun
  1. one of the four Evangelists, a customs collector from Capernaum, summoned to be one of the 12 apostles: originally called Levi. Matt. 9:9–13.
  2. the first Gospel. Abbreviation: Matt.
  3. a male given name.
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Matthews

noun
  1. Sir Stanley. 1915–2002, English footballer
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Matthew

noun New Testament
  1. 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
  2. the first Gospel, traditionally ascribed to him
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Word Origin and History for matthews

Matthew

masc. proper name, introduced in England by the Normans, from Old French Mathieu, from Late Latin Matthaeus, from Greek Matthaios, contraction of Mattathias, from Hebrew Mattathyah "gift of Jehovah," from mattath "gift." Variant Matthias is from the Greek version.

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