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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 prod·i·gy /ˈprɑdəʤi/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prod·i·gy n.; pl. Prodigies
 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.   --Milton.
 2. Anything so extraordinary as to excite wonder or astonishment; a marvel; as, a prodigy of learning.
 3. A production out of ordinary course of nature; an abnormal development; a monster.
 Syn: -- Wonder; miracle; portent; marvel; monster.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an unusually gifted or intelligent (young) person; someone
           whose talents excite wonder and admiration; "she is a
           chess prodigy"
      2: a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen
         before going into battle" [syn: omen, portent, presage,
          prognostic, prognostication]
      3: an impressive or wonderful example of a particular quality;
         "the Marines are expected to perform prodigies of valor"