marvel


marvel
{{11}}marvel (n.) c.1300, "miracle," also "wonderful story or legend," from O.Fr. merveille "a wonder, surprise, miracle," from V.L. *miribilia (also source of Sp. maravilla, Port. maravilha, It. maraviglia), altered from L. mirabilia "wonderful things," from neuter plural of mirabilis "wonderful, marvelous, extraordinary; strange, singular," from mirari "to wonder at," from mirus "wonderful" (see SMILE (Cf. smile)). A neuter plural treated in V.L. as a feminine singular. Related: Marvels.
{{12}}marvel (v.) c.1300, "to be filled with wonder," from O.Fr. merveillier "to wonder at, be astonished," from merveille (see MARVEL (Cf. marvel) (n.)). Related: Marveled; marveling.

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