- a masculine name: dim. Matt; var. Matthias; equiv. Fr. Mathieu, Ger. & Swed. Matthaus, It. Matteo, Sp. Mateo
- one of the twelve Apostles, a customs collector (also called Levi) to whom traditionally is ascribed the first Gospel: his day is Sept. 21also Saint Matthew
- the first book of the New Testament, telling of Jesus' life: abbrev. Matt or Mt
- one of the twelve Apostles, a customs collector (also called Levi) to whom traditionally is ascribed the first Gospel: his day is Sept. 21
Origin of MatthewMiddle English Matheu from Old French from Ecclesiastical Late Latin Matthaeus from Ecclesiastical Greek Matthaios, Matthias, contr. from Mattathias from Classical Hebrew (language) matt?thy?h, literally , gift of God
Origin of MatthewLate Latin Matthaeus from Greek Matthaios from Hebrew Mattayyāh gift of Yahweh mattān gift ( from nātan to give ntn) yāh Yahweh hwy
Saintfl. first century AD
One of the 12 Apostles and the traditionally accepted author of the first Gospel of the New Testament.