ETYM Prob. from Old Eng. frek bold, as. frec bold, greedly; akin to Old High Germ. freh greedly, German frech insolent, Icel. frekr greedy, Goth. faíhufriks avaricious.
A person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed; SYN. monster, monstrosity, lusus naturae.
ETYM Old Eng. monstre, French monstre, from Latin monstrum, orig., a divine omen, indicating misfortune; akin of monstrare to show, point out, indicate, and monere to warn. Related to Monition, Demonstrate, Muster.
1. An imaginary creature usually having various human and animal parts.
2. A cruel wicked and inhuman person; SYN. fiend, devil, demon, ogre.
3. (Medicine) A grossly malformed and usually nonviable fetus.
Sinonimi: wonder child
ETYM Latin prodigium; pro before + (perh.) a word appearing in adagium adage: cf. French prodige. Related to Adage.
An unusually talented or intelligent child; SYN. wonder child.
Marvel; extraordinary thing or person.