- Present participle of marvel.
Variant of marvel
- a wonderful or astonishing thing; prodigy or miracle
- Archaic astonishment
Origin of marvelMiddle 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
to wonder at or about: followed by a clause