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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]