- 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
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Origin of MatthewLate Latin Matthaeus, from Greek Matthaios, from Hebrew Mattayyah, gift of Yahweh : mattan, gift (from natan, to give; see ntn in Semitic roots) + yah, Yahweh; see hwy in Semitic roots.
, Saint fl. first century AD.
One of the 12 Apostles and the traditionally accepted author of the first Gospel of the New Testament.