matutinal

[ muh-toot-n-l, -tyoot- ]
/ məˈtut n l, -ˈtyut- /

adjective

pertaining to or occurring in the morning; early in the day.

Origin of matutinal

1650–60; < Late Latin mātūtinālis of, belonging to the morning, early, equivalent to Latin mātūtīn(us) of the morning (Mātūt(a) goddess of dawn + -īnus -ine1) + -ālis -al1

Related forms

ma·tu·ti·nal·ly, adverb
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matutinal

/ (ˌmætjʊˈtaɪnəl) /

adjective

of, occurring in, or during the morning

Derived Forms

matutinally, adverb

Word Origin for matutinal

C17: from Late Latin mātūtīnālis, from Latin mātūtīnus, from Mātūta goddess of the dawn
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