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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Fortunanoun

    (Roman mythology) the goddess of fortune and good luck; counterpart of Greek Tyche


  1. Fortuna

    Fortuna was the goddess of fortune and personification of luck in Roman religion. She might bring good luck or bad: she could be represented as veiled and blind, as in modern depictions of Justice, and came to represent life's capriciousness. She was also a goddess of fate: as Atrox Fortuna, she claimed the young lives of the princeps Augustus' grandsons Gaius and Lucius, prospective heirs to the Empire. Her father was said to be Jupiter and like him, she could also be bountiful. As Annonaria she protected grain supplies. June 11 was sacred to her: on June 24 she was given cult at the festival of Fors Fortuna.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Fortuna

    a Roman divinity, the goddess of luck, and especially good luck, to whom Servius Tullius, in acknowledgment of her favours to him, erected several temples in Rome; is represented in art as standing poised on a globe or a wheel, to express her inconstancy.


  1. Fortuna

    (Fortu′na), the goddess of fortune, had a temple erected to her by Servius Tullius. She was supposed to be able to bestow riches or poverty on mankind, and was esteemed one of the most potent of the ancient goddesses. She is usually represented as standing on a wheel, with a bandage over her eyes, and holding a cornucopia.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fortuna in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fortuna in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Fortuna in a Sentence

  1. Terence:

    FORTES FORTUNA ADIUVAT. (Fortune favors the brave.)

  2. Tre Somerville:

    I would like to say that you know my family would like to send our condolences to the Fortuna family, it’s very unfortunate what happened today, and it’s just a freak circumstance.

  3. Virgil:

    Audentis Fortuna iuvat. (Fortune assists the bold) also Fortune favors the bold.

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