Origin of miracle
Examples from the Web for miracle
Just two young kids experiencing the panic, pain, and then the miracle, of new birth.
And its crew had fought so hard for a Christmastime miracle that was not to be.'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops|Michael Daly|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A Manhattan window washer somehow survived a 47-story fall back in 2007, but such a miracle was not likely to repeat itself.
Adult Swim airs ‘In Search of Miracle Man,’ its follow up to ‘Too Many Cooks,’ the deranged late-night comedy clip gone viral.There Are More 'Too Many Cooks' Where That First Fever Dream Came From|Kevin Fallon|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was so much back and forth, but somehow by a miracle everything went perfectly.How Aidy Bryant Stealthily Became Your Favorite ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star|Kevin Fallon|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And of course they all have to gather round and watch me close, as if I was about to pull some miracle.The House of Torchy|Sewell Ford
One man alone had worked the miracle and as his enemies had truly said his presence was worth ten thousand men.The Tree of Appomattox|Joseph A. Altsheler
Can you realise the miracle, liberty-loving reader, that passes in the mind of a man who thus suddenly realises his freedom?Caught by the Turks|Francis Yeats-Brown
And then, miracle of miracles, her face was crushed down against him, and he felt her sweet warm touch.Kazan|James Oliver Curwood
Don Pablo and the missionary were almost inclined to believe in a miracle so extraordinary did the fact appear to them.The Trail-Hunter|Gustave Aimard
British Dictionary definitions for miracle
Word Origin for miracle
Word Origin and History for miracle
mid-12c., "a wondrous work of God," from Old French miracle (11c.) "miracle, story of a miracle, miracle play," from Latin miraculum "object of wonder" (in Church Latin, "marvelous event caused by God"), from mirari "to wonder at, marvel, be astonished," figuratively "to regard, esteem," from mirus "wonderful, astonishing, amazing," earlier *smeiros, from PIE *smei- "to smile, laugh" (cf. Sanskrit smerah "smiling," Greek meidan "to smile," Old Church Slavonic smejo "to laugh;" see smile (v.)).
From mid-13c. as "extraordinary or remarkable feat," without regard to deity. Replaced Old English wundortacen, wundorweorc. The Greek words rendered as miracle in the English bibles were semeion "sign," teras "wonder," and dynamis "power," in Vulgate translated respectively as signum, prodigium, and virtus. The Latin word is the source of Spanish milagro, Italian miracolo.