Mag'dalen (or Magdalene) (Μαγδαληνή, fem. adj. from Magdala), a surname regularly applied to one of the. Marys in the Gospels, derived from her place of nativity or former residence, in order to distinguish her from the other Marys (Mt 27:56,61; Mt 28:1; Mr 15:40,47; Mr 16:1,9; Lu 8:2; Lu 24:10; Joh 19:25; Joh 20:1,18). SEE MAGDALA.