Prod"i*gy (?), n.; pl.
Prodigies (#). [ L. prodigium; pro
before + (perh.) a word appearing in adagium adage: cf. F.
prodige. Cf. Adage. ]
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.
So many terrors, voices, prodigies,
May warn thee, as a sure foregoing sign.
2. Anything so extraordinary as to excite
wonder or astonishment; a marvel; as, a prodigy of
3. A production out of ordinary course of
nature; an abnormal development; a monster. B.
Syn. -- Wonder; miracle; portent; marvel; monster.