- a disciple chosen to take the place of Judas Iscariot as one of the apostles. Acts 1:23–26.
- 1557–1619, king of Hungary 1608–18; king of Bohemia 1611–17; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1612–19 (son of Maximilian II).
- Also Mat·thy·as. a male given name, form of Matthew.
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Examples from the Web for matthias
The inaugural issue's cover features the headline "The New Brando," with an image of Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts.Marc Jacobs May Bid Adieu to Louis Vuitton; Elle Man Launches in France
The Fashion Beast Team
September 30, 2013
They summoned their assembly, prepared a petition, and sent it off to Matthias.History of the Moravian Church
J. E. Hutton
I blushed to my very eyes: our poor Matthias was quite right.
He now began to call himself Matthias, and claimed to be a Jew.The Humbugs of the World
P. T. Barnum
But at this juncture the death of Matthias changed the face of affairs.History of the English People, Volume V (of 8)
John Richard Green
I am Joseph, the son of Matthias, to whom the Jews have intrusted the governorship of this province.For the Temple
G. A. Henty
- 1557–1619, Holy Roman Emperor (1612–19); king of Hungary (1608–18) and Bohemia (1611–17)
- Saint Matthias New Testament the disciple chosen by lot to replace Judas as one of the 12 apostles (Acts 1:15–26). Feast day: May 14 or Aug 9
Word Origin and History for matthias
masc. proper name, from Late Latin Matthias, from Greek Matthaios (see Matthew).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper