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Eggs-ceptional talents

By Debra Dobbins

“Prodigy” means a child with extraordinary talents or capabilities.

This usage was first recorded in the 1650s, according to the Online Etymology Dictionary. The word originally came into English in the late 15th century, the dictionary notes. At that time it meant a “sign, portent.”
 

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