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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: merveille, from Late Latin mirabilia 'things that cause surprise and admiration', from Latin mirari 'to wonder'

marvel

2 noun
     
marvel2 [countable]
something or someone that is extremely useful or skilful [= miracle, wonder]:
an engineering marvel
I don't know how he did it - he's an absolute marvel!
marvel of
the marvels of modern science

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