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[fawr-too-nuh, -tyoo-] /fɔrˈtu nə, -ˈtyu-/
the ancient Roman goddess of fortune, identified with the Greek goddess Tyche. Unabridged
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  • "Fortuna de guerra, senor capitan," said he in fluent Spanish.

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
  • The most interesting scene represents a sacrifice to 338 Fortuna.

  • Fortuna, worshipped at domestic shrines, 104; identified with Isis, 342.

  • M. Tullius, builder of the temple of Fortuna Augusta, 130, 132.

  • It has furnished water for Fortuna since the founding of the village.

    North Dakota Various
  • Fortuna, courted by all nations, was in Greek Tyche, or the goddess of chance.

    The Art of Entertaining

    M. E. W. Sherwood
  • In the first six months he read a great deal and played "Fortuna."

    Married August Strindberg
  • A thousand kisses, and one even to Fortuna, notwithstanding his spitefulness.

  • Fortuna non deo,” murmured the churchman; “you man of chance and destiny!

    Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking
  • The Italian Fortuna does not in the least lend herself to caricature.

    Essays in the Study of Folk-Songs (1886) Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
British Dictionary definitions for Fortuna


the Roman goddess of fortune and good luck Greek counterpart Tyche
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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