- the. Mary Magdalene.
- (lowercase) a reformed prostitute.
- Also Mag·da·len [mag-duh-luh n] /ˈmæg də lən/. a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “woman of Magdala.”
Examples from the Web for magdalene
My way of relating to the Magdalene isn't the officially correct one, either.
Mary Magdalene's U.S. Visit Nov. 10 - 17, the Magdalene relics will revisit the New York metro area.
I don't agree with feminists who want to clean up the Magdalene's past.
She wore more black lace than a Goya duchess; the effect is that of the Magdalene, as dressed by Bill Blass.Chris Matthews on the Buckley Mystique
May 3, 2009
The critics of the large cities discussed this modern Magdalene.My Double Life
Schumann-Heink, as Magdalene in Meistersinger, was simply grotesque.Old Fogy
I would to God we would follow this example, and be like unto Magdalene.Sermons on the Card and Other Discourses
There is a story told that He sheltered Magdalene—and why not me?Saronia
He did not see how the pale face of Magdalene tried to rush to him.Peter the Priest
- See Mary Magdalene
Word Origin and History for magdalene
fem. proper name, from Latin (Maria) Magdalena, from Greek Magdalene, literally "woman of Magdala," from Aramaic Maghdela, place on the Sea of Galilee, literally "tower." The vernacular form of the name, via French, has come to English as maudlin.