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

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  92 Moby Thesaurus words for "prodigy":
     A per se, abnormality, ace, amazement, anomaly, astonishing thing,
     astonishment, boss, brain, champion, chief, child prodigy,
     commander, conversation piece, crackerjack, curio, curiosity, dean,
     enchantment, exception, fantasy, ferlie, first-rater, fugleman,
     gazingstock, genius, gifted child, gifted person, good hand, great,
     head, higher-up, improbability, intellect, intellectual genius,
     intellectual prodigy, laureate, leader, leading light, luminary,
     magician, mahatma, man of genius, man of parts, marvel, marvelment,
     master, master hand, mastermind, mental genius, mental giant,
     miracle, museum piece, natural, nonesuch, nonpareil, oddity,
     paragon, past master, phenomenon, practiced hand, principal,
     prodigiosity, quite a thing, rarity, ruler, sage, senior,
     sensation, sight, sign, skilled hand, something else, spectacle,
     star, strange thing, stunner, superior, superman, superstar,
     talent, the greatest, the most, top dog, topnotcher, virtuoso,
     whiz, wizard, wonder, wonderful thing, wonderment, wonderwork

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      A commercial on-line conferencing service,
     co-developed by IBM and Sears, Roebuck, Inc.
     Prodigy's main competitors are AOL and Compuserve.

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