Prodigy
Prodigy Prod"i*gy, n.; pl. {Prodigies}. [ L. prodigium; pro before + (perh.) a word appearing in adagium adage: cf. F. prodige. Cf. {Adage}. ] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]

So many terrors, voices, prodigies, May warn thee, as a sure foregoing sign. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Anything so extraordinary as to excite wonder or astonishment; a marvel; as, a prodigy of learning. [1913 Webster]

3. A production out of ordinary course of nature; an abnormal development; a monster. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Wonder; miracle; portent; marvel; monster. [1913 Webster]


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