Prodigy

Prod"i*gy

(?), n.;
pl. Prodigies (#).
[ L. prodigium; pro before + (perh.) a word appearing in adagium adage: cf. F. prodige. Cf. Adage. ]
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1. Something extraordinary, or out of the usual course of nature, from which omens are drawn; a portent; as, eclipses and meteors were anciently deemed prodigies.
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So many terrors, voices, prodigies,
May warn thee, as a sure foregoing sign.
Milton.
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2. Anything so extraordinary as to excite wonder or astonishment; a marvel; as, a prodigy of learning.
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3. A production out of ordinary course of nature; an abnormal development; a monster. B. Jonson.
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Syn. -- Wonder; miracle; portent; marvel; monster.
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