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

(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.

(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.

(Mar"vel*ous) a. [OE. merveillous, OF. merveillos, F. Merveilleux. See Marvel, n.] [Written also marvellous.]

1. Exciting wonder or surprise; astonishing; wonderful.

This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
Ps. cxiii. 23.

2. Partaking of the character of miracle, or supernatural power; incredible.

The marvelous fable includes whatever is supernatural, and especially the machines of the gods.

The marvelous, that which exceeds natural power, or is preternatural; that which is wonderful; — opposed to the probable.

(Mar"tyr*ly), adv. In the manner of a martyr.

(Mar"tyr*o*loge) n. [LL. martyrologium: cf. F. martyrologe.] A martyrology. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.

(Mar`tyr*o*log"ic Mar`tyr*o*log"ic*al) a. Pertaining to martyrology or martyrs; registering, or registered in, a catalogue of martyrs.

(Mar`tyr*ol"o*gist) n. [Cf. F. martyrologiste.] A writer of martyrology; an historian of martyrs. T. Warton.

(Mar`tyr*ol"o*gy) n.; pl. -gies [Martyr + -logy.] A history or account of martyrs; a register of martyrs. Bp. Stillingfleet.

(Mar"tyr*ship), n. Martyrdom. [R.] Fuller.

(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.

2. Wonder. [R.] "Use lessens marvel." Sir W. Scott.

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