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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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


Byname of the biblical Mary Magdalene, "Mary of Magdala", from the name of a village on Lake Galilee from Hebrew מגדל (migdál, "tower"). (Wiktionary)
From the traditional assumption that Mary Magdalene was the "woman which was a sinner" mentioned in Luke 7:37. (Wiktionary)



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