Pronunciation: (math'yOO), [key]
1. one of the four Evangelists, a customs collector from Capernaum, summoned to be one of the 12 apostles: originally called Levi. Matt. 9:9–13.
2. the first Gospel. Abbr.: Matt.
3. a male given name.
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