A lot of drinkers are referred to as “maudlin” when they become weak and overemotional and “cry in their beer.”
The word is a common British alteration of Magdalene, the surname of Mary, the woman who repented and was forgiven by Jesus Christ in Luke 7:37.
In medieval paintings, as a sign of repentance, Mary Magdalene is most often shown with eyes swollen from weeping.
The use of her name in terms of being maudlin, meaning “tearful sentimentality,” was first recorded in 1631.
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