Mar"vel (?), n. [OE. mervaile, F. merveille, fr. L. mirabilia wonderful things, pl., fr. mirabilis wonderful, fr. mirari to wonder or marvel at. See Admire, Smile, and cf. Miracle.]

1.

That which causes wonder; a prodigy; a miracle.

I will do marvels such as have not been done. Ex. xxxiv. 10.

Nature's sweet marvel undefiled. Emerson.

2.

Wonder.

[R.] "Use lessens marvel."

Sir W. Scott.

Marvel of Peru. Bot. See Four-o'clock.

 

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Mar"vel, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Marveled (?) or Marvelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Marveling or Marvelling.] [OE. merveilen, OF. merveillier.]

To be struck with surprise, astonishment, or wonder; to wonder.

Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. 1 john iii. 13.

 

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Mar"vel, v. t.

1.

To marvel at.

[Obs.]

Wyclif.

2.

To cause to marvel, or be surprised; -- used impersonally.

[Obs.]

But much now me marveleth. Rich. the Redeless.

 

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