Etymology
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fortunate (adj.)

late 14c., "having good fortune; bringing good fortune," from Latin fortunatus "prospered, prosperous; lucky, happy," past participle of fortunare "to make prosperous," from fortuna (see fortune). Fortunate Islands "mythical abode of the blessed dead, in the Western Ocean" (early 15c.; late 14c. as Ilondes of fortune) translates Latin Fortunatae Insulae.

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Definitions of fortunate

fortunate (adj.)
having unexpected good fortune;
a fortunate choice
other, less fortunate, children died
fortunate (adj.)
supremely favored; "golden lads and girls all must / like chimney sweepers come to dust"-Shakespeare;
fortunate son
Synonyms: golden
fortunate (adj.)
presaging good fortune;
she made a fortunate decision to go to medical school
Synonyms: rosy
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