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a person with exceptional talent or ability: a child prodigy; a marvelous thing
Not to be confused with:
protégé – a person under the protection, patronage, or tutelage of another: a protégé of the concertmaster
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n. pl. prod·i·gies
1. A person with exceptional talents or powers: a math prodigy.
2. An act or event so extraordinary or rare as to inspire wonder: "The Spies performed prodigies of activity in clambering over the rooftops and cutting the streamers that fluttered from the chimneys" (George Orwell).
3. Archaic A portentous sign or event; an omen.
[Middle English prodige, portent, from Latin prōdigium.]
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n, pl -gies
1. a person, esp a child, of unusual or marvellous talents. Also called: child genius or child prodigy
2. anything that is a cause of wonder and amazement
3. something monstrous or abnormal
4. an archaic word for omen
[C16: from Latin prōdigium an unnatural happening, from pro-1 + -igium, probably from āio I say]
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prod•i•gy(ˈprɒd ɪ dʒi)
n., pl. -gies.
1. a person, esp. a child or young person, having extraordinary talent or ability: a musical prodigy.
2. something that excites wonder or amazement.
3. something abnormal or monstrous.
4. Archaic. something regarded as of prophetic significance.
[1425–75; < Latin prōdigium prophetic sign]
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|Noun||1.||prodigy - an unusually gifted or intelligent (young) person; someone whose talents excite wonder and admiration; "she is a chess prodigy"|
boy wonder - an extremely talented young male person
child prodigy, infant prodigy, wonder child - a prodigy whose talents are recognized at an early age; "Mozart was a child prodigy"
brainiac, genius, mastermind, Einstein, brain - someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality; "Mozart was a child genius"; "he's smart but he's no Einstein"
girl wonder - an extremely talented young female person
|2.||prodigy - a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen before going into battle"|
augury, foretoken, preindication, sign - an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come; "he hoped it was an augury"; "it was a sign from God"
auspice - a favorable omen
foreboding - an unfavorable omen
death knell - an omen of death or destruction
|3.||prodigy - an impressive or wonderful example of a particular quality; "the Marines are expected to perform prodigies of valor"|
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noun genius, talent, wizard, mastermind, whizz (informal), whizz kid (informal), wunderkind, brainbox, child genius, wonder child an 11-year-old chess prodigy
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أُعْجوبَه، آيَه، شَيءٌ رائِع
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prodigy[ˈprɒdɪdʒi] n → prodige m
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prodigy(ˈprodidʒi) – plural ˈprodigies – noun
something strange and wonderful. A very clever child is sometimes called a child prodigy; prodigies of nature. wonder أُعْجوبَه، آيَه، شَيءٌ رائِع чудо prodígio zázrak das Wunder vidunder θαύμα, φαινόμενοprodigio ime- اعجوبه ihme- prodigeפלא विलक्षण प्रतिभा संपन्न व्यक्ति csoda keanehan, keajaiban undra- prodigio 驚嘆すべきもの 신동 stebuklas dabas brīnums/retums berbakat luar biasa wondervidunder, unikum, særsyncud اعجوبه،عجيب prodígio minune чудо zázrak čudo čudo under, under[barn] สิ่งมหัศจรรย์ dâhi 奇事，奇才，天才 диво, чудо عجيب و غريب người/ vật phi thường 奇事，奇才，天才
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