Fortunate



[fawr-chuh-nit] /ˈfɔr tʃə nɪt/

adjective
1.
having good ; receiving good from uncertain or unexpected sources; lucky:
a fortunate young actor who got the lead in the play.
2.
bringing or indicating good ; resulting favorably; auspicious:
She made a fortunate decision to go on to medical school.
/ˈfɔːtʃənɪt/
adjective
1.
having good luck; lucky
2.
occurring by or bringing good fortune or luck; auspicious
adj.

late 14c., 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., translates Latin Fortunatae Insulae.

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