Mary Magdalene


Mary Mag·​da·​lene -ˈmag-də-lən How to pronounce Mary Magdalene (audio)
: a woman who was healed of evil spirits by Jesus and who saw the risen Christ near his sepulchre

Examples of Mary Magdalene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Sunday, the king made his first public appearance since the diagnosis, attending a service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. Karu F. Daniels, New York Daily News, 13 Feb. 2024 Complicating the latter goal is the fact that Clarence owes Jedediah a lot of money after losing the chariot race that kicks the film off to a formidable Mary Magdalene (Teyana Taylor). Alison Willmore, Vulture, 12 Jan. 2024 At the rear, Mary Magdalene’s hand is raised to wipe away her tears. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 21 May 2024 The chaos erupted Saturday at Saint Mary Magdalene Church in Abbeville during a first communion ceremony for 60 second graders. Omar Villafranca, CBS News, 13 May 2024 Since coronation day, Thompson helped welcome U.S. President Joe Biden to Windsor Castle in July, joined the King and Queen for their state visit to France in September and escorted the royals to the Church of St. Mary Magdalene at Sandringham on Christmas. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 1 Apr. 2024 Each episode focuses on a singular saint, including Joan of Arc, Francis of Assisi, John the Baptist, Thomas Becket, Mary Magdalene, Moses the Black, Sebastian and Maximillian Kolbe. Selena Kuznikov, Variety, 27 Mar. 2024 Each episode will dramatize the life of a different saint, including Joan of Arc, Francis of Assisi, John the Baptist, Thomas Becket, Mary Magdalene, Moses the Black, Sebastian, and Maximillian Kolbe. Charisma Madarang, Rolling Stone, 27 Mar. 2024 The British Royal Family attends the Christmas Day Service at the St. Mary Magdalene Church on Dec. 25, 2023 on the Sandringham Estate in England. NBC News, 23 Mar. 2024

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Word History


Late Latin Magdalene, from Greek Magdalēnē

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Mary Magdalene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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