magdalen

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

mag·da·len

noun, often capitalized \ˈmag-də-lən\

Definition of MAGDALEN

1
:  a reformed prostitute
2
:  a house of refuge or reformatory for prostitutes

Variants of MAGDALEN

mag·da·len or mag·da·lene \-ˌlēn\

Origin of MAGDALEN

Mary Magdalen or Magdalene woman healed by Jesus of evil spirits (Luke 8:2), considered identical with a reformed prostitute (Luke 7:36–50)
First Known Use: 1697

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: Magdalenian
Previous Word in the Dictionary: magaziny
All Words Near: magdalen

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up magdalen? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).