Variant of marvel
- a wonderful or astonishing thing; prodigy or miracle
- Archaic astonishment
Origin: Middle English mervaile from Old French merveille, a wonder from Vulgar Latin mirabilia, wonderful things, origin, originally neuter plural of Classical Latin mirabilis, wonderful from mirari, to wonder at from mirus, wonderful: see smile
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