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English term or phrase:Matthew
Swedish translation:Mats
Entered by: Vidmantas Stilius
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07:17 Jun 29, 2001
English to Swedish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: matthew
it's a name
Soph
Mats
Explanation:
Matthew (male)





English form of the name of the Christian evangelist, author of the first gospel in the New Testament. His name is a form of the Hebrew name Mattithia, meaning 'gift of God', which is fairly common in the Old Testament, being rendered in the Authorized Version in a number of different forms: Mattan(i)ah, Mattatha(h), Mattithiah, Mattathias, and so on. In the Authorized Version, the evangelist is regularly referred to as Matthew, while the apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot is distinguished as Matthias. A related name from the same Hebrew roots, but reversed, is Jonathan.


Cognates (also of Matthias): Irish Gaelic: Maitiú, Maitias. Scottish Gaelic: Mata; Matha (a dialectal variant). French: Mathieu. Italian: Matteo, Mattia. Spanish: Mateo. Portuguese: Mateus. Catalan: Mateu. German: Mattäus. Dutch: Matthijs. Swedish, Norwegian: Mats. Danish: Mads, Mathies. Polish: Mateusz, Maciej. Czech: Matej, Matyás. Russian: Matvei. Ukrainian: Matvi. Hungarian: Mátyás, Máté. Finnish: Matti.
Short forms: English: Matt. Dutch: Thijs.
Pet forms: English: Mattie. Polish: Maciek. Russian: Motya.

A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford University Press, © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990

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na +3Mats
Vidmantas Stilius
na +1Matteus
Eva Linderoth


  

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4 mins peer agreement (net): +3
Mats


Explanation:
Matthew (male)





English form of the name of the Christian evangelist, author of the first gospel in the New Testament. His name is a form of the Hebrew name Mattithia, meaning 'gift of God', which is fairly common in the Old Testament, being rendered in the Authorized Version in a number of different forms: Mattan(i)ah, Mattatha(h), Mattithiah, Mattathias, and so on. In the Authorized Version, the evangelist is regularly referred to as Matthew, while the apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot is distinguished as Matthias. A related name from the same Hebrew roots, but reversed, is Jonathan.


Cognates (also of Matthias): Irish Gaelic: Maitiú, Maitias. Scottish Gaelic: Mata; Matha (a dialectal variant). French: Mathieu. Italian: Matteo, Mattia. Spanish: Mateo. Portuguese: Mateus. Catalan: Mateu. German: Mattäus. Dutch: Matthijs. Swedish, Norwegian: Mats. Danish: Mads, Mathies. Polish: Mateusz, Maciej. Czech: Matej, Matyás. Russian: Matvei. Ukrainian: Matvi. Hungarian: Mátyás, Máté. Finnish: Matti.
Short forms: English: Matt. Dutch: Thijs.
Pet forms: English: Mattie. Polish: Maciek. Russian: Motya.

A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford University Press, © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990

Surely a question for our colleague Mats!



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Vidmantas Stilius
Local time: 13:14
Native speaker of: Native in LithuanianLithuanian
PRO pts in pair: 88
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Mats Wiman: I'm impressed! Thanks! It seems convincing enough! I always thought Mathias was the only origin. Well done!
6 mins
  -> The Lithuanian form is Motiejus (quite rare nowadays) - as an addition to the list

agree  Matthew Roy, Ph.D.: A great name :-) It's nice to know that my full name means God's gift warrior king ;-)
3 hrs

agree  SWEDISH-TRANSLATION.com - your Swedish translation partner: You´re good!
1 day 6 hrs
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4 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Matteus


Explanation:
If the name refers to the Bible it is translated Matteus, as in Matteusevangeliet

Eva Linderoth
Sweden
Local time: 12:14
Native speaker of: Swedish
PRO pts in pair: 191

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sven Petersson: Perfect!
3 hrs
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