Protege vs Prodigy what difference

what is difference between Protege and Prodigy

English

Noun

protege (plural proteges)

  1. Alternative form of protégé

Latin

Verb

prōtege

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of prōtegō

Portuguese

Verb

protege

  1. third-person singular indicative present of proteger
  2. second-person singular imperative of proteger

Spanish

Verb

protege

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of proteger.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of proteger.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of proteger.


English

Etymology

From Middle English prodige (portent), from Latin prōdigium (omen, portent, prophetic sign).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpɹɒdɪdʒi/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈpɹɑdɪdʒi/
  • Hyphenation: prod‧i‧gy

Noun

prodigy (plural prodigies)

  1. (now rare) An extraordinary thing seen as an omen; a portent. [from 15th c.]
    • 1971, Keith Thomas, Religion and the Decline of Magic, Folio Society 2012, p. 87:
      John Foxe believed that special prodigies had heralded the Reformation.
  2. An extraordinary occurrence or creature; an anomaly, especially a monster; a freak. [from 16th c.]
  3. An amazing or marvellous thing; a wonder. [from 17th c.]
  4. A wonderful example of something. [from 17th c.]
  5. An extremely talented person, especially a child. [from 17th c.]

Synonyms

  • (extremely talented person): wunderkind, girl wonder, girl-genius, boy-genius, boy wonder, child prodigy.

Related terms

Translations

See also

  • precocious
  • prodigal
  • child prodigy
  • prodigy house

Further reading

  • prodigy in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • prodigy in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • prodigy at OneLook Dictionary Search

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