Magdalene


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Magdalene

(ˈmæɡdəˌliːn; ˌmæɡdəˈliːnɪ)
n
(Bible) See Mary Magdalene

Mag•da•lene

(ˈmæg dəˌlin, -lən, ˌmæg dəˈli ni)

n.
1. the, Mary Magdalene.
2. (l.c.) a reformed prostitute.
Translations
Magdaléna
Magdalene
Magdalena
Matleena
Magdalena
Magdalena
References in classic literature ?
under this roof?'' said the Preceptor, crossing himself; ``Saint Magdalene and the ten thousand virgins forbid!
Curiously, we get the adjective "maudlin," the dictionaries tell us, directly from a mispronunciation of "Magdalene." So that within our mouths and brains, whether we realize it or not, we associate this biblical figure with a put-down, for "maudlin" has never once been used in praise, only in terms of describing something as over-sentimental and mawkish.
The fifteenth-century anonymous play of the Digby Mary Magdalene (named such after Kenelm Digby, an early owner of the manuscript) has thirty-seven locations and over fifty characters; it attempts to recount all three of the major threads of the Magdalene's vita as depicted in Jacobus de Voragine's thirteenth-century Latin hagiographical text Legenda Aurea.
" Roof repairs have also been completed at St Mary Magdalene Church, in Belmont in Durham.
This most recent volume in the admirable French of England Translation Series published in Arizona has as its centre the translation of four Saints' Lives from MSS of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries: St Giles, St George, St Faith, and St Mary Magdalene. They are of varying length, the Life of St Giles being six times as long as the Life of St Mary Magdalene.
Having been challenged by the visual pleasures and symbolic conundrums found in his presentations of Mary Magdalene, I encountered an astounding surprise in this presentation of his works that celebrated both his art and the opening of the new M, Museum Leuven.
Magdalene Yin Lin Ting, who studied at Cardiff Sixth Form College, was given two awards for gaining the highest marks in WJEC's A-level biology and chemistry exams in 2012.
Looking for Mary Magdalene; alternative pilgrimage and ritual creativity at Catholic shrines in France.
The so-called Magdalene "asylums" were located in full view of
Dwarfed by the basilica's soaring, vaulted interior--illuminated by numerous votive candles and beams of rainbow light filtering through stained glass--I found my way down a small staircase to a marble sarcophagus containing the relics of Mary Magdalene and a bronze reliquary said to hold her skull.
The Magdalene Sisters, directed by Peter Mullan, is about teenage girls who were sent to Magdalene Asylums, otherwise known as the Magdalene Laundries, homes for women who were labeled as "fallen" by their families or society.