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(ˈmæg də lə)

an ancient town in Palestine, W of the Sea of Galilee: supposed home of Mary Magdalene.
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"How much?--ask him how much, Ferguson!--how much to take us all--eight of us, and you--to Bethsaida, yonder, and to the mouth of Jordan, and to the place where the swine ran down into the sea--quick!--and we want to coast around every where--every where!--all day long!--I could sail a year in these waters!--and tell him we'll stop at Magdala and finish at Tiberias!--ask him how much?--any thing--any thing whatever!--tell him we don't care what the expense is!" [I said to myself, I knew how it would be.]
So we mounted the horses and rode grimly on toward Magdala, cantering along in the edge of the water for want of the means of passing over it.
So we all rode down to Magdala, while the gnashing of teeth waxed and waned by turns, and harsh words troubled the holy calm of Galilee.
Christ visited Magdala, which is near by Capernaum, and he also visited Cesarea Philippi.
In due time we reached the ancient village of Magdala.
An inhabitant of Magdala. Popularly, a woman found out.
He had been hoisted into a ship at the end of a steam crane and taken for days across the water, and made to carry a mortar on his back in a strange and rocky country very far from India, and had seen the Emperor Theodore lying dead in Magdala, and had come back again in the steamer entitled, so the soldiers said, to the Abyssinian War medal.
"Ang mga gamot dito ay libre, magdala lang kayo ng kaukulang reseta upang kayo ay mabigyan (The medicines are free, just bring the corresponding prescription)," Janairo said.
"Muli tayong bumisita sa San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, ngayon naman para kumustahin ang mga mangingisda ng F/B Gem-Ver na naninirahan sa Isla Ilin, at magdala ng dagdag-tulong para sa kanila," she said in a tweet.
'Nirerequest natin sa kanila ang madiscourage na magdala ng bags at jacket, mas maganda kung madidiscourage (We are discouraging them from carrying bags and jackets.
But on Easter Sunday in 1955, Ellis took a loaded gun to the Magdala pub in Hampstead and brutally shot Blakely five times at close range as he stepped outside in a cold-blooded murder that shocked the nation.
After the Battle of Magdala in the Amhara region, the Emperor was defeated and killed himself rather than be taken prisoner.