noun Etymology: French, perhaps from Madeleine Paumier, 19th century French pastry cook Date: 1845 1. a small rich shell-shaped cake 2. one that evokes a memory

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  • Madeleine — Madeleine …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • madeleine — [ madlɛn ] n. f. • 1223 faire la Madeleine; lat. Magdalena « femme de Magdala », pécheresse célèbre de l Évangile 1 ♦ Loc. Pleurer comme une Madeleine, abondamment. 2 ♦ (1845; de Madeleine Paulmier, cuisinière) Petit gâteau sucré à pâte molle, de …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Madeleine — may refer to:People* Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, third in line to the Swedish throne. * Disappearance of Madeleine McCannPlaces and buildings* La Madeleine, various communes in France. * Madeleine River, a river in …   Wikipedia

  • Madeleine — Ce nom de famille correspond bien sûr au prénom Madeleine (Magdalena, originaire de Magdala, en Galilée), popularisé par Marie de Magdala (= Marie Madeleine, assimilée dans l esprit populaire à la pécheresse repentie de l Evangile). Comme tous… …   Noms de famille

  • Madeleine — Madeleine, Madelaine, Madeline englische, französische Form von → Magdalena (Bedeutung: die aus Magdala Stammende). Namensträgerin: Madeleine Albright, US amerikanische Politikerin …   Deutsch namen

  • Madeleine — fem. proper name, variation of MADELINE (Cf. Madeline). The kind of small, rich confection is attested from 1845, said in OED to be named for Madeleine Paulmier, 19c. French pastry cook; any use with a sense of small thing that evokes powerful… …   Etymology dictionary

  • madeleine — [mad′ l in] n. [Fr, ? after Madeleine Paulnier, 19th c. Fr cook] a type of small, rich cake baked in a shell shaped mold …   English World dictionary

  • Madeleine — (Madelaine, franz., spr. madlǟn ), soviel wie Magdalene. Das Diminutiv ist Madelon …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Madeleine — (frz., spr. mad lähn), Magdalene; Madelon (spr. mad lóng), Lenchen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Madeleine — f French and English: the French form of the byname of a character in the New Testament, Mary Magdalene ‘Mary of Magdala’. Magdala was a village on Lake Galilee, a few miles north of Tiberias. The woman ‘which had been healed of evil spirits and… …   First names dictionary

  • Madeleine —    Drame psychologique de sir David Lean, avec Ann Todd, Norman Wooland, Ivan Desny.   Pays: Grande Bretagne   Date de sortie: 1950   Durée: 1 h 54    Résumé    Une énigme policière qui défraya la chronique judiciaire anglaise du XIXe siècle …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

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