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  • proper noun A female given name.
  • proper noun Mary Magdalene, a disciple of Jesus.
  • noun A reformed prostitute.

Etymologies

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Byname of the biblical Mary Magdalene, "Mary of Magdala", from the name of a village on Lake Galilee from Hebrew מגדל (migdál, "tower").

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From the traditional assumption that Mary Magdalene was the "woman which was a sinner" mentioned in Luke 7:37.

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