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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Fortunanoun

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

Wikipedia

  1. Fortuna

    Fortuna (Latin: Fortūna, equivalent to the Greek goddess Tyche) is the goddess of fortune and the personification of luck in Roman religion who, largely thanks to the Late Antique author Boethius, remained popular through the Middle Ages until at least the Renaissance. The blindfolded depiction of her is still an important figure in many aspects of today's Italian culture, where the dichotomy fortuna / sfortuna (luck / unluck) plays a prominent role in everyday social life, also represented by the very common refrain "La [dea] fortuna è cieca" (latin Fortuna caeca est; "Luck [goddess] is blind"). Fortuna is often depicted with a gubernaculum (ship's rudder), a ball or Rota Fortunae (wheel of fortune, first mentioned by Cicero) and a cornucopia (horn of plenty). She might bring good or bad luck: she could be represented as veiled and blind, as in modern depictions of Lady Justice, except that Fortuna does not hold a balance. Fortuna 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. (In antiquity she was also known as Automatia.)

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  1. fortuna

    "Fortuna" is a word of Latin origin, primarily known as the name of the Roman Goddess of fortune, luck, and chance. As per general term, it is often used in various languages to refer to 'fortune' or 'luck'. It refers to the happenings that are beyond a person's control, regarded as fortunate or unfortunate, suggesting an unpredictable or random occurrence of events. In English, it is commonly used in phrases like "wheel of fortuna" representing the capricious nature of fate.

Wikidata

  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.

Mythology

  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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. FORTUNA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Fortuna is ranked #9064 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Fortuna surname appeared 3,606 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Fortuna.

    69.9% or 2,522 total occurrences were White.
    23.9% or 865 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.8% or 104 total occurrences were Asian.
    2.2% or 81 total occurrences were Black.
    0.8% or 29 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.1% or 5 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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Numerology

  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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