Mary Magdalene

Mary Mag·​da·​lene | \ -ˈmag-də-lən How to pronounce Mary Magdalene (audio) , -ˌlēn; -ˌmag-də-ˈlē-nē \

Definition of Mary Magdalene

: a woman who was healed of evil spirits by Jesus and who saw the risen Christ near his sepulchre

First Known Use of Mary Magdalene

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Mary Magdalene

Late Latin Magdalene, from Greek Magdalēnē

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The first known use of Mary Magdalene was before the 12th century

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“Mary Magdalene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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