matinal

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English[edit]

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Borrowing from French, from Old French

Adjective[edit]

matinal (comparative more matinal, superlative most matinal)

  1. in the morning, relating to the morning
    • 1861, Various, Atlantic Monthly, Volume 8, No. 47, September, 1861[1]:
      I was awakened, as usual, by the outcries of the refractory negroes receiving their matinal stripes in the whipping-house.
    • 1877, May Agnes Fleming, Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters[2]:
      Kate stood by the window, looking out drearily at the matinal sunlight.
    • 1919, Various, The Best Short Stories of 1917[3]:
      I might add, however, for your further information, that I think I shall not go to Bund-i-Kir, which looks too peaceful to disturb at this matinal hour, but there--on the western shore of the Ab-i-Shuteit.

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Adjective[edit]

matinal m (feminine matinale, masculine plural matinaux, feminine plural matinales)

  1. (attributive) morning; matinal

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