One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A portent or sign; a wonder, a prodigy.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Foxe (?1517–1587), martyrologist. From Middle French ostente prodigy and its etymon classical Latin ostentum a portent, prodigy, wonder, use as noun of neuter past participle of ostendere.
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