magdalen reformed prostitute XVII; home for the reformation of prostitutes XVIII. From the Magdalen (XIV), after (O)F. la Madeleine — ecclL. (Maria) Magdalēna, -lēnē — Gr. (Maria) Magdalénē (Mary) of Magdala in Palestine, identified with the ‘sinner’ of Luke 7: 37.
Magdalen (follower of Jesus): see MARY MAGDALENE.
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