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Borrowed from French matinal, from Old French [Term?].
matinal (comparative more matinal, superlative most matinal)
- In the morning, relating to the morning.
- 1861, Various, Atlantic Monthly, Volume 8, No. 47, September, 1861:
- 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:
- Kate stood by the window, looking out drearily at the matinal sunlight.
- 1919, Various, The Best Short Stories of 1917:
- 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.
matinal (feminine matinale, masculine plural matinaux, feminine plural matinales)
- (relational) morning; matinal
- (of a person) who gets up early, who is used to getting up early, who likes to get up early
- être matinal ― to be a morning person, an early riser, an early bird
- Synonym: du matin
- “matinal”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
matinal m or f (plural matinais)
matinal m or n (feminine singular matinală, masculine plural matinali, feminine and neuter plural matinale)
Declension of matinal
matinal (plural matinales)
- “matinal”, in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014
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