Matthias

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Matthias, from Ancient Greek Ματθαῖος (Matthaîos), from Hebrew מַתִּתְיָהוּ (mattiṯyā́hū).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Matthias

  1. The Apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot. (biblical character)
  2. A male given name, derived from the same source as Matthew.

Quotations[edit]

  • : Acts 1:26:
    And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

Usage notes[edit]

In several European languages, the equivalents of Matthias rather than Matthew are preferred as given names.

Translations[edit]


Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Matthias

  1. (biblical) Matthias.
  2. A male given name.

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French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Matthias

  1. (biblical) Matthias.
  2. A male given name. Variant spelling: Mathias

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Matthias, from Ancient Greek Ματθίας (Matthías)

Proper noun[edit]

Matthias

  1. (biblical) Matthias.
    • 1678, Der christliche Ulysses, oder weit-versuchte Cavallier, Nürnberg, p. 281:
      Es begreiffet auch in sich den Ort, da nach der Himmelfahrt deß HERRN die Apostel, den Apostel Matthiam, an die Stell deß Verrähters Judæ, durch Loos, beruffen hatten.
  2. A male given name. Variant spelling: Mathias.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek Ματθίας (Matthías), Μαθθίας (Maththías), contracted from Ματταθίας (Mattathías), from the Hebrew מַתִּתְיָהוּ (Matityáhu, literally gift of God). Compare Matthaeus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Matthiās m (genitive Matthiae); first declension

  1. Saint Matthias (the Apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot after the latter’s Betrayal of Christ and subsequent suicide)

Declension[edit]

First declension, masculine Greek type with nominative singular in -ās.

Case Singular
nominative Matthiās
genitive Matthiae
dative Matthiae
accusative Matthiān
Matthiam
ablative Matthiā
vocative Matthiā

Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Matthias m

  1. A male given name, a spelling variant of Matias